Velada

I am a saint woman, says
I’m a drum
a drum woman, says
I’m a woman born
fallen into the other world
That is your Book
That is your Book
Book of clarity, says
I’m a woman of the breeze

I am a woman who looks in
into the in-sides of things, says
woman who shouts
who resounds
a woman torn out of the ground, says
I’m a woman wise in medicine, says
I’m a woman of heaven

woman who thunders
woman who sounds, says
Woman of the shooting stars
of a sacred, enchanted place

Because I can swim in the immense
And I come going from place to place from the origin

Because I come searching beneath the water from the opposite shore
I am the woman who can be torn