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SECOND SIGHT by Alison Banks

I wrote the poem, "Second Sight",  as a way of trying to put into words something that happened to me automatically...

In it, I attempt to describe the feeling of submerging myself in my own instinctive inner place of healing. The theme of motherhood ran easy adjacent to this as it became the most instinctive thing I experienced. 

Second Sight
by Alison Banks

Let soft flesh blankets fall on sight,
Withdraw from survival.

Wean from physical knowing.
Light pulls near to nurture.

Swaddled in blissful protection,
Curious energy chaperones while visions commence,
Appreciated instinctively as tongue to teat.

Illimitable sensing absorbed to the soul,
Unlatch absolute.

Blankets unfurl, existence awakes.

Alison Banks: I am a mother of three. I studied performance after leaving school, but at nineteen I started work supporting the homeless in my local area and have continued to do this for the past fifteen years. Only in my thirties have I come into my self love, developed a brighter attitude towards life in general and wish to share positive energy with others. 

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