The "My Body is a Forest" Legs books include those poems which "do the heavy" lifting. Unlike the Arms books, which move things from place to place by hand, i.e. courage, faith, prayerful moments, strength of "arm", the Legs books do the heavy lifting. Forcing me/us up from places of deep despair, sorrow, loss, grief. They are the Motivators, the Forward-Movers, the Get-Up-and-Get-Something-Done poems.
It is easy to sit idle by and watch as the world operates according to its own causes, be overwhelmed by that, write to release, and speak to be heard, but it is The Legs that say "Get out there and go to open mics", "Share", "Move", "Dance", "Be heard".
Because in the end, no matter who we are, are where we come from, we Deserve, DESERVED, to be heard. You are The Beginning, so begin.
Not just by our friends, family and other loved ones, but by everybody. Because we are good at what we do? No. Because we are talented and gifted in matters to which others can not know, nor even understand? No!
Simply put, Because no one knows us like we know our self. And if Life means anything, from it's essence springs up the simple word - Teach. Teach us who you are, what you know and how the world looks from where you are. Because no one else is there. Only you stand in the spot you do.
And all the world is waiting for you to tell us, what the world looks like from up there.
AKA-These are the LEG poems.