a spine that meditates on its vertebrae.
porous cartilage. connective bone tissue.
DNA collected from thousands, millions of ancestors.
becoming a witness to its many cells/selves.
leaking. pulsating. collapsing. rolling. arching. folding.
a spine like a crossroads. (laroiê exú)
a warzone. (ogun iê)
a river. (ora yeyeo)
a bridge between
a spine that shapeshifts and travels through space and time,
made for impact, labor, movement.
a spine like a mountain.
it whispers mantras, odus, ladainhas, cantigas y boleros.
it breathes in and out.
in. and. out.
it is so still.
s. t. i. l. l.
legs standing. tailbone dropping. belly softening. shoulders releasing. scapula widening. chest opening. crown rising. lungs breathing.