Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It Is Good

I stand here in the midst of this storm and I wonder,
where will I be when it is over?
All my footprints shall be lost, swept over with new
dust, and so will be no more.
No longer will they beckon me to stumble back into
the past, leave it behind forever.

A wind whispers sweet nothings into my head,
lulling me out of this pondering.
Turning closed eyes to the sun, light fills my eyes
none the less and I weep.
Is one crying if there is no one to hear, or to see, or
to taste the salty warmth?

Catching myself before falling into a cold sea of
memorial misery I stop.
Slowly I begin to once again move my feet, one
then the other.
As I begin the steps of a continuing journey, I take
a breath and it is good.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I Will

Today I will choose to put one foot in front of the other and not look behind me.
I will greet those I come across with a smile and wonder if, like me, there is more to them.
I will silently say a breath prayer for their day and journey.
My feet will keep moving and I will contemplate whose feet fell on this spot before mine.

When it gets noisy in my head I will call for silence, that most golden jewel.
I will listen for the small, still voice that rises above all others and calls my name.
I will rejoice in that familiarity and allow it to wash over me.
My feet will keep moving and I will wonder how it is I am so loved.

At the end of my day I will kick the shoes from my feet and wiggle my toes.
I will reflect on those things I have seen and heard as I walked my path this day.
I will be thankful for what I have learned, tasted, heard, seen, and shared.
My feet will stop moving and I will close my eyes and I will sleep.