guardians of the threshold

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Watching my husband cooly

encircle my/not his 15 year old Valkyrie girl-child

out of control

out of the boundaries

enraged, lashing

humbles and steps me back from

my own edge.


He and she are instep to instep

ready for engagement

the rules are pointed and brutish.

Learned from him,

I firmly step between and

slash the trance.

Battles will continue another day. But the war is already won.

The photo was taken in Riga, Latvia summer 2008 on Christine’s ancestral pilgrimage. Her website is Abbey of the Arts.

Written for Abbey of the Arts Poetry Party # 35, ‘Guardians of the Threshold’ Christine hosts Poetry Parties every two weeks or so about different topics. Poetry, prose are invited in.




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