Persephone Seeks Demeter

In your sure hands,
Dread Persephone,
Seeds sleep,
Gestating in the
Deepest memory
Of darkest earth.
Treasure beyond treasure,
Keeper of life,
Who would seek you
Would find release
From death
Knowing the wild winds
Tearing through treetops
But leaving the magnolia untouched
The daffodils upright,
And the earth throbbing with life
Are your hands at work
Reaching for your mother,
Reaching, reaching,
Until you find her.

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