Mirror

Parama in mirror

Everything is a mirror

a projection of my mind

the bursting of a seed

I planted long ago

with my own hands

(“God is not mocked: As you sow, 

so shall you reap”)

Everything is a projection

of my mind

my world a mirror

this moment an offering

of God’s grace

of God’s promise:

how I think

how I act

how I speak

The power to create my world

the mirror of my mind

Dance of the Garifuna women

Parama Williams with Garifuna drummers in Punta Gorda 2016

Garifuna

the indigenous women of Belize

strong

determined women

inspire me

to dance

with my feet and soul

planted to the earth

my hips swaying

in the joy of life

celebrating the triumph

of resistance

to our enslavement