I’ve denied shame exists, but that’s wrong. And one thing that makes me feel deeply ashamed is being wrong. Just imagine how I felt when at 21, I found out I was adopted! I’d been wrong about quite a few things.
Here’s a poem that touches on the experience of shame, published in February, 2020 by the wonderfully daily poetry journal SWWIM. It’s an honor to be included in their river of poems.
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Lessons learned are often hard to swallow. Coyote medicine in native traditions is all about how we tend to fool ourselves. Well written. You are not alone in the epiphany.
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