Ravengirl
(14 January 2005) 2005 by Kristi Martel

They always ask me
the difference between
a raven and a crow
as if I'd know.

'Cause I'm the raven girl now
that you made me the raven girl,
touched by death,
touched by grieving.

Yes, I know everything,
except why I know.
I see through your lies to truth.
I see through your eyes to you.

And when you died --
I could still see you.

'Cause I'm the raven girl now
that you made me the raven girl,
touched by death,
touched by seeing.

A littlebird flew in through my window.
She watched me silently then sat on my shoulder.
She called out my name. She sang in my ear.
She cried when she realized I understood her pain.

They always ask me
the difference between
a raven and a crow
as if I'd know.

'Cause I'm the raven girl now
that you made me the raven girl,
touched by death,
touched by living.

Yes, I'm the phoenix girl now,
just like I've always been,
touched by fire and wind,
gone through death and back again.

Yes, I've got everyone
on my side, you know.
Oya brings me through my storms.
Brighid writes through me my favorite songs.

'Cause I'm the raven girl now
that you made me the raven girl,
touched by death,
touched by healing.

My littlebird flew out through my window.
She flew away to feel her pain alone.
She called out my name. She whispered in my ear.
She told me not to cry for her; she is closer now.

'Cause I'm the raven girl now
that you made me the raven girl,
touched by death,
touched by leaving.

They always ask me
the difference between
a raven and a crow
as if I'd know.




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