It’s all about leaning forward.
In the moments fear grabs your neck like a thief
and you don’t know where you belong–
the sky or the ground–
realize that all we can do is lean into the moment.
It’s all about being honest with yourself,
In the times joy cradles you in their arms
like a newborn child
know that you, too, can rest–
realize that you, too, are safe as long as you exist.
It’s all about loving yourself,
the darkness and the light.
Society comes up with names for every game we play,
whether it’s in our head and back again
the way we look up at skyscrapers and billboards
beach walkways and desert islands
your children are my children
we are all of the same skin
just let me in on the secret of sin
there’s no winning or losing,
there’s just where you are
and where you’ve been
in these bodies we pray
these genes aren’t moving today
they’ve taken up residence for a reason
in an effort to survive despite the season
trust in your Self, above all else
no matter what name you’ve learned,
you are here Now,
so love all of your Self,
not just some.
April 10, 2016