A “walk–in” occurs when someone is so exhausted from life’s adversity they wish to leave the mortal body and travel elsewhere. Often ,when such a person comes close to death, an exchange happens. The individual departs his or her body leaving way for a new soul to enter…
From The New Age Of Mysticism
Because the house is a dark hush
of low ceilings and stone walls, the steps
too narrow like her hips
that could scarcely birth a son,
she shuns her work
and a lamp flickering
near some raw wool
that has been carded and hand-stretched
into something useful.
Outside, the late sun screams in glare,
willows shutter and she runs toward the gate
falling against a large rock. Her breath
suddenly cast to the wind and its wild
spit of petals shaken from the stalk.
In an aimless whirl
of thistle hair and Queen Anne’s lace,
she sheds her grief and leaves
her body lying in the field. Another
woman’s shadow stretches beneath
patching a sparse corner of grass.
Only the trees felt her coming.