S O L U T I O
The constant drip, drip, drip,
slowly dissolved the rock of me.
Diluting my essence homeopathically
until I swam, one part me, a thousand water.
Sweat, saliva, tears, still aware, still me, still there.
Sun, burned light, ferocious and questing,
lit the miasma I had become,
not content with my fluid end, it condensed,
evaporated the amniotic sea,
wanting to understand dissolution
its probing light sought what was left,
when shape and structure were removed.
Would the I of my identity survive intact?
The water vapour of me rose in the heat,
steaming spirals, swirling ever upward
dross gone, I had been reduced
to the very nugget of me,
distilled and potent.
Recalled to life.
Image and Words Susannah Bec
Recommended reading about the Alchemical Symbolism in the horoscope
Dynamic of the Unconscious - Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas