by Wenona Gardner
I miss Lake Michigan and
being by the water.
I don’t know where there
are any places by water
near where I live.
I haven’t swam all summer.
I tried playing Pokémon but
my regular cell phone can’t download
the app to get the game to work.
All I have is a cell phone that relies on Wi-Fi
in my apartment to play but right now I am
limited to incense and lucky eggs.
How I want to be a child of nature but
lately it has been way too hot to do anything.
I longed for a Sister hood to do a Mid Summer’s ceremony.
Instead I talked on the Internet to other
women far away who were during ceremony in their home.
They live in other countries. One did a bond fire.
How I long for ceremony for magick to be part of my life.
For wonder and Pow Wows, dance, and music.
I long for the freedom to explore.
I long for true love and to have someone to date.
I feel great longings and I don’t know how to get my needs met.