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"Totem" (Samuel Jones, Bastrop, LA)

Goes the bones of the forest
Beneath my feet
As I'm guided by my familiar,
The Blue Jay.
Blue for sky,
White for cloud, and
Black for magic--
It second guesses my insecurity,
Punctuates my intuitiveness, and
Encourages the personal power I was once afraid to use.
The Blue Jay,
My totem,
Reminds me that I create my own reality, therefore myself.
It leads by example:
Blue Jays aren't even really blue, they just choose to be.


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