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Morning Shift

The poem is an interpretation of my experiences rising for early morning shifts ,as I work as a support worker in the DTES. I would rise each morning to find the moon protecting me, and we would have these tender, quiet mornings alone before anyone else was awake, which allowed me to move into my day in a peaceful, protected state of calm.

By Taylor NealPublished 6 months ago 1 min read

Winter, 2021

rising, in the quiet stillness of the night,

humble witnessing as Luna watches over our most vulnerable hours, sharing those sweet, peaceful, intimate moments in silence ~ just her and I ~ in the protection of a nurturing, heavy darkness

cool air, calm, settled, suspended…

pale pink and blue raspberry

the warmth of slumber lingering on tender skin and sips of steam

milky caffeine

eyes, soft

slow movement flows gently through space as light begins to trickle across the sky

I blow her a kiss goodbye and send her on her way in whispers as she fades

~ making space ~

inviting her sun to take over the day

painting fire

the energy rises as light spreads, pace quickens

moments increase in vibrancy

into yang, yin pours.

feet on the floor,

light spreads.

nature poetry

About the Creator

Taylor Neal

A multi-disciplinary artist, writer and sex worker's advocacy support worker, Taylor's cumulative practice comes together as a holistic exploration of identity, sexuality, and how the embodied subject navigates space and the natural world.

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  • sleepy drafts6 months ago

    This is so, so stunning. Your cadence throughout this poem is so calming and meditative. There are so many gorgeous lines here to sit with and soak up. Simply beautiful. 💓

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