Anomaly

Parama looking at sunrise

Two waves collide

and merge

There is stillness

The surface of the sea

a painted portal

into the depths

of my soul

Rebirth

Parama w creek rocks

When I offered myself to you

you embraced me like a child

and comforted me

 

Cleanse me

I cried

and you cleansed me

 

I died in your arms

and you buried me

You breathed life into my soul

 

You let me be reborn

renewed in the spirit

whole, pure, alive in you

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