MEDICINE OF THE DREAMCATCHER
for D. P. on her 15th Birtrhday
The first ones were made of willow hoops
with a horse hair mesh. Feathers and beads
were added, and circumstances, too,
played a part. The point was to slow
and even stop the bad stuff, while smoothing
the way for the good stuff. Dreams, D.,
dreams, because the dreams show ways
to make differences beautiful. What
happens in our own lives, too,
turns into medicine. All of the good
that passes through becomes yours--
and D., you’re already full of medicine
because of love you’ve been given
and love you’ve given to others.
Your job is only to practice.
All the good that enters here is yours.
27 December 2022