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Baptism in the Salish Sea

In the name of the sun
and the moon

and the holy earth,
protect, Grandson,

the J-pod orcas,
killdeer, all kin.

Honor your mothers,
sea star, cedar.

Love grounds you,
be kind.

Touching a tumbled agate
to your tongue

I say as you lick salt:
This is the world.

Baptism in the Salish Sea

In the name of the sun
and the moon

and the holy earth,
protect, Grandson,

the J-pod orcas,
killdeer, all kin.

Honor your mothers,
sea star, cedar.

Love grounds you,
be kind.

Touching a tumbled agate
to your tongue

I say as you lick salt:
This is the world.

Mary Rose O’Reilley  72, Vashon

 
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