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In This Quiet Moment

Ice fell and coated

Every surface of my world

The hush grew longer, deeper

I am isolate

Desolate

Alone

In this quiet moment

Here within this home

The lights are soft and gentle

The warmth is true and whole

My spirited lifted slowly

From the center of the room

Inhale exhale slowly

Calm and peace are found

My heart is opened further

My mind is weaving pictures

Of a life that could be mine

I await in this quiet moment

For the end of desolation

I let go of all impatience

I wait a moment longer

In the silence

Then begin my day

Intentionally intentioned

The quiet moment holding sway

cold melting snow dawn
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Fragile (with audio)

Sandcastles and porcelain

The ice layer formed just above flowing water

A second day bruise

We build and build

Careers

Identity

Relationships

Longing for longlasting

Pieced together like paper thin ice

Over an air pocket above flowing water

Drop the porcelain

See it shatter into sharp shards

Watch the waves of time wash away the work

Of a lifetime

And we build and build

Ants pouring out of a nest to remove and replace

Each misplaced grain of sand disturbed by the giant feet of fate

And one day we breathe

A pause in the scurry-hurry tedium

And listen to who we are

Who we are

Who are we

What are we

A small flame in the dark night

The rise of the sun glowing on the horizon

The waves reaching for the shore

Coming close then retreating

The sprout of a seed in a slow rise to heaven

Breathing life into every action

Breathing love into every thought

We leave building behind us

And reveal ourselves

The revelation arrived on the breath

The flow unstoppered flows from the vessel

Nothing has changed

Everything is different

The outer is still fragile

Unforgiving

Inside is strength eternal

Compassionate

We dare to love

We dare to dream

Building once again with reverence

Building once more with intention

Understanding that it will

Of course

All wash away

It will shatter

And it is worth it

Still

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