Bronze-skinned goddess less than five feet tall Black winter jacket came combing trash cans of Pacific Beach for the treasures of old bottles She so beautiful I could only Follow her down the boardwalkChecked my wallet and found a five Approached carefully so as not to startle Said, “here, have some dinner on me.” Not sure if she would understand English I added, “ God Bless You,” turning my pittance Into a gift of light. “you too,” she replied “One dollar?” she asked. “Five,” I said. “Oh ,burrito, maybe taco,” she said. A citizen of San Diego, California unable to Decipher numbers she shone with divinity the ocean her backdrop “Thank-you, thank-you. “ I was silent standing so close To this power woman of divine strength and beauty In my heart I thanked her for the gorgeousness Of her presence come here to carry me back Farther than my indigenous roots to the source of creation To the astounding truth that we are all made of God.