She teaches me
what it means to
go with my gut

Trust instinct
Heed a muse

I planted an apple tree.

Can I make a bath bomb?

Let’s catch lightning bugs.

Inching me closer
to the boundary
of convenience.

She came from me,
so there must be
something of her
that draws
from the well within me.

Perhaps it is just she.

Curiosity whispers
and she consents
No objection
No excuse
No hesitation

Do we have a microscope?

Will you do art with me?

I made butter.

Both feet in,
head first,
either way
she’s going in

Enticing me
Coaxing me
Reminding me

of guttural
hunger pangs I
thought were long

Vanessa Sadler is a trauma-informed Spiritual Director and Enneagram Specialist. Through her company Abide (@abidinginstory), she collaborates with clients who seek deeper abiding and a greater understanding of the ways they relate with God, self and others. Vanessa has Level I and Level II certificates in Narrative Focused Trauma Care from The Allender Center, located within the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and also offers Integrated Story Work to her clients along with a culture identity component.