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FLYING INTO NOTHINGNESS by Alice Maldonado Gallardo

I wanted to remind myself to be brave in the face of uncertainty and difficulties…

I wanted to remember that there are good and bad days, but most of all, that as part of the divine, everything will be fine. Finally, as part of the divine, we all have the power inside to create a better world.

Flying into Nothingness
by Alice Maldonado Gallardo

When you shine your light
you also show
your position
to the enemy
in the battlefield.
Shine anyway.
Blind them
with your light.

There is reason
to this madness.

Devour the strength
within you,
feed and nourish
your Self.
Then expand your wings
and keep flying straight.
Let your wings
strike each corner
of reality.
Let the air
breeze in,
elevating you
even higher.
Shatter mercilessly
the imaginary boundaries.
Lacerate all bondage.

There is power
in this madness.

Let the strong beat
of your heart
face
the approaching
war drums.
Let yourself
be born
again
and again.
Explode
as a star
being born
in the fullness
of the void
inside
and outside
the universe.

You are
one
and you are
all.

Increase your crescendo
in the Master's
symphony.
Leave them deaf.

Be more than brave.
Embrace yourself,
and fly
into
Nothingness.
There,
you will find


Everything.

Alice Maldonado Gallardo: I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1966, but at the age of 14 moved with my family to Massachusetts. I studied Latin American Studies at Mount Holyoke College where I was a Frances Perkins Scholar. After graduation I attended Loyola Law School but withdrew to pursue other interests. I worked as Assistant Editor and later as Web and Promotion Manager at the University of Massachusetts Press. I have also worked as a real estate appraiser, translator, secretary, substitute teacher, small business owner and web developer. I live with my teenage son in Amherst, Massachusetts. Three of my poems have been published in an online journal: The Elephant Journal. You can connect with me on Facebook here. 


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