I remember the time I thought I lost you
I woke up early for some reason and couldn’t feel you
My world was so off balance I needed you to steady it
I journeyed up to the stars for you,
But got caught up trying to wish on a shooting star as the rest danced around Mother Moon as she waited to welcome Father Sun
I traveled to the still waters and watched,
As Yemoja washed ashore all of her offerings, but you were not one.
I hoped to see you on a streak of lightning,
That Shango rode into battle with thunder booming all around him
Then I chased the storm,
As Oya tore through the city in a rage.
I wonder if anyone saw me over there shouting your name,
As she whipped down the street laughing at her destruction.
I wonder if they saw me duck,
When everything on the street followed behind her not caring where it landed.
As the wind pushed me over and I awaited the embrace of the ground.
It was at this moment of her destruction that I found myself in your arms,
Your warm arms were the ground replacement.
Your beating heart was the warriors cry of protection.
You had been with me all along
Your presence stronger when I needed you most
You were the shooting the star that was too fast to wish on.
You were the force behind the water Yemoja used to give her offerings
You were the thunder that announced the lightning for Shango
And as Oya barreled through unapologetically,
You are my shelter from the storm set to destroy all.
Now I am your comfort after a hard day’s work that will continue again tomorrow.