Constant Simplicity

Rather than exhausting energy

quiet the mind at sunrise,

a day of relaxation

to gather in the threads

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Of a puzzle of fabric

holding trees together,

only meant for a tired body

to swing, to lounge, to nap

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Under a streaming light’s presence,

without a worry on our mind,

except to look at life naturally.

We do give ourselves a panic,

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A need to understand,

to fix, to change, to validate,

when really all we can do,

is be who we are in the moment.

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Rather than try to figure out

the laws of human nature,

might we instead sit down

for a minute of leisure.

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I wanted to tell you again

how much I miss your smile,

your words, your wisdom

are all fond memory today.

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If today the pavement

my feet caress for miles,

may that be my only stress,

carry the mind along for the ride.