The Way In
Sometimes the way to milk and honey is through the body.
Sometimes the way in is a song.
But there are three ways in the world: dangerous, wounding,
To enter stone, be water.
To rise through hard earth, be plant
desiring sunlight, believing in water.
To enter fire, be dry.
To enter life, be food.
This poem can be found at https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/55761/the-way-in and more of Linda Hogan’s poetry at https://www.lindahoganwriter.com/