Baptized into New Life
Wandering like the children of Israel, lost and looking
for “home” for nearly 20 years, I finally entered what seemed to be a
birthing canal for something new in 2005. Since 2006, I have been working
on a series of four poems about my rebirthing process. This mandala is an
illustration of that time in my life—of being “reborn” into a place that
was strange and foreign to me, and finding there, my mother’s face.