“It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” – George Eliot

I want to ride horses, naked
muscled arms drawing back handmade bow
shooting arrows like an Amazon
jumping, flipping into the air
spinning off my proud prancing white stallion
Landing on my feet like a cat
ready, in graceful karate stance
Fighting the demons

The Hero

I want to fly to the moon
The first woman to land
on that hazy silver globe
Plant my rainbow flag
Craggy grey landscape
below boot-cushioned feet
Fresh Earth-air filling lungs
I breathe out a deep, relieved sigh
Peering through bubbled mask
green and blue planet
floats in the night sky

The Adventurer

I want a harem of beautiful women
Lounging, serving
Sweetly delighting in the gifts of my tongue and hands
Wet, spicy sauce covers my body
as the sounds of ecstasy fill the air
of our peteled garden
Knowing I am loved and loving

The Lover

I want to know G-d
assured of Divine Presence
Journey to
holy unseen landscapes
bringing back gifts
Knowing peace
Oneness of breath

The Shaman Mystic

I want to change the world
Feed the hungry
Stop war
Reach into the hearts of
men and women who hate
and conquer my own anger

The Peacemaker

I want to commiserate with the bees
discover the secret of their dying droves
Catch a lion cub as she is born
Giggle at a dolphin’s tale
as we glide together in the ocean
Sleep all night in the wolf’s den
Translate their stories for all to hear

The Animal Whisperer

I want to write magic
Draw inner vision
Carve trees into Sacred Staffs
Perform to uplifted eyes
Dance every organ and muscle of my body
until my atoms dissipate into the galaxy
and all that remains is
oohs and aaahs

The Artist

Is it too late?

Shaman Mystic

Tell me, as my body ages and my energy wanes …

Tell me it is never too late!

© Judith Z. Miller, April 1, 2012

Artist Soul Speaks

(c) March 2012, Judith Z. Miller, Brooklyn Botanic Garden


About artistsoulspeaks

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) Bio Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Currently, under an Individual Artist Commission awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson, Zelda is developing Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a multi-media one-person show that chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. She is also producing ZELDA’S Happenings, a series of black-light, body-painting, percussion dance parties that will produce original wearable art for a new UpState Artists Clothing Collection representing artists of the region. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, at the Lace Mill and with the TMI Project in Kingston. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z”.
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