What words might make a reader pause?
Even for a moment, slip off the shoes,
Neglect the dog and open, fully to
This moment, startle to awareness—
The eyes that read these words,
The opening within the mind, elevates,
Widens heart to whatever comes.
Never think the roaring power will come.
It is already here, necessary, quiet.
It was abiding here before,
Will remain and never go
Beneath horizon as the setting sun.
Turn and see a different depth,
Walk inexorably this path,
Sense the essence present now,
What lies deep within the core, loving as
You love someone in your bed, boldly
Naked, joined together:
Do not think this too complex
To apprehend, just let it come, clarity
Appearing through the clouds, drifting,
Oh, so gently, a leanness,
Slipped in spacious heart without a call to arms.
No shame, no fear, no unraveling,
No brassy trumpeter announces host of angels—
No need for doctrine or chant of prayer,
Expanding warmth, a chill upon the spine,
A brush of hand against the press of life.
This pause, this space acknowledged,
Honored in this holy moment,
Cherished form of grace, unexplained,
These tears upon the face. Let them inspire
Intensity, release from bondage, free.
A dove upon a wilder wind— these very
Words upon this page that bring an evolutionary
Change that whispers, silently—
Nothing will ever be the same again….
Convey more-than-human love.
Heaven-knows-what, strength of
Spirit, touches, blesses, energizes hope.
Yes, this quick reading of one small poem,
These meager words
Already consummates a
Deeper healing than you know.