Lilith’s Song

I am the pearl diver.
You are the pearl.

You are the craft.
I am the waves that destroyed it.

I am the surviver.
You are the drowned.

You are the seeker who failed.
I am that which is found.

I am hidden in my shell.
I am traded at the marketplace but never for sale.
I am costly.
I am earned.
I am given away.
I am worn around your neck on a special occasion.
I am on the tip of your tongue in the cave of sensation.
I am strong and I bend.
I am radical commitment.
I am free as love.
I am light.
I am dark.

I am singing you.
You are rain on the wind.

Aisha Wolfe

From the forthcoming collection ‘In the Bloodline of Lilith.”