In my fear you tell me to rest

For you’ve called my feet to this place

Surrounded by the dark, I trust your process

Even when I can no longer see your face

Another storm rumbles, shaking the earth

As I remain blind from lack of light

Here I stay low – stay connected

Finding your presence when I don’t have sight

Pressure increases until something breaks within me-

A bright flash of lightning streaks across the air

In the moment of a gasping breath, I realize

Who I am, and why you’ve called me here

Breaking forth in a thunderous roar

Free from the shell surrounding me

My sight is restored as I finally see

Shining from the light of my full identity

Ceasing the storm, I rise once more

Thankful for it all, with eyes lifted high

Now hearing you call to me once again-

And in one leap, I take off to the sky.

Sarah Camille Soltani Icely

Original painting

16 x 20 inches acrylic & oil on canvas

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