Free-floating, drifting flakes
I am their mirror
Seeing through eyes through glass
No reason, direction, or purpose
Just here, where I happen to be.
Give me time and in time, I will act and interact
For now, leave me outside of time
Where nothing matters
And the frosty-white painted trees
are standing tall, just as they appear to me.
Silent as the snowflakes
Forgiving, alive and aware.
The free roaming feathered beings
make it into a fairy tale for me.
I am their hidden witness.
Do I need a purpose that is not embodied
as it is for the bird or the tree?
Let me just sit by the river
Impregnated with the wondrous beauty
of all of nature in this panoramic picture.
Leave me here for a while,
To regain spirit, spirit, spirit.
I don’t need another purpose
I don’t need doing and thinking.
Keep me free, free just as I am.
Not someone special, no.
Not the me, the physical one with a name
And a reputation.
Make me anonymous.
The blood flowing through my veins
to the rhythm of the river and the wind
And the currents running under my feet,
it is this that I want to feel.
Let me sink roots joined to the earth
so that I can feel the turning of the solstice.
Let me feel nourished by the lifeforce
Giving, non-discriminating, abundant.
And if my ancestors are looking on,
Tell them to take away their old ghosts,
the ones that have not finished their stories.
Leave me now in peace
The peace that protects, soothes
And is true to our nature.
Like floating on the ocean,
gently in the arms of a rocker,
the mother of the universe
I want to feel.
Don’t sell me your ideas either.
They will just come and go
like money and your furniture.
I am just here now because
because it is where I belong.
And, yes, it is my right to embrace it all,
to be absorbed into the great currents and energies
that have brought me here to this shore.