Breathing Spaces

why go when there is no going?
just stop when there is stopping
be still,
still and empty and silent inside
if you can manage it
shut yourself up
stop and sit,
rest your weary self a moment
and listen to your breath
your heartbeat
watch your thoughts,
rise up like bubbles in a hot bath a float away
feel the sun’s warmth
and coolness breeze against your face
the leaves of grass below you
remove your shoes and feel the earth with your toes
be carnal
know where you are
here & now
stop a moment


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