Mother of life, Mother of death, here is a spirit so new that the gates of life and death are just an archway in her dancing ground. She has danced her way back to you.
Her passage is easy but ours and her mommy’s is hard. We wanted to hold her living flesh, and feel her soft breath and her heartbeat.
No other cria that may come to us will ever be what she would have been. Whatever healing we may find, this loss will always be a part of us.
Bless Mahogany’s womb, which has the power to create life and death. Bless our arms that would have embraced her. Bless our hands that would have lifted and took care of her. Bless our hearts that grieve for her.
Mother Earth, we return to you the body of one of your children, welcome her back into your womb.
Let her spirit return to her ancestors, and let her rest in peace in your arms.
~thanks to those who shared your prayers so that I could piece this one together~