Sobonfu was an African healer
-a keeper of the rituals of Dagara—
rituals of preparing and healing
mind, body, spirit
You went to her with my letters.
You carried my pain in envelopes and journals.
And that alone cannot reveal enough how much I love you.
You combined our written grief
and went to her, placing and meditating
at the altars. Whispering through tears for
me to find my strength. For me to heal.
For you to heal. Heal from the madness
we had endured.
Heal from the sores this world
bit into us.
You were never as afraid of the world
I felt so swallowed up in. Read More