She Lies Within

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 21:08 -- shiemil

Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Battle Strategy,

Minerva, the wise old owl’s


is inside me


as my (middle) namesake. 

Her wisdom breathes 


my neck, 


through my 


the gray-matter



moving miles

 and miles

within a minute. Knowing

that her soul 


many women 


my own heart;

women ambitious, 


full of strategies

needed to get through life. 

Beautiful goddesses


in each 

and every-one 

of us;

aren’t we all 


Her spirit lies


 each woman, 

an owl on the hunt, 

   wings spread, 

ready to take a dive



                    into the waters

                                 of life. 

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