The long lists
as she steps out into the light of day.
Walking brings refreshment and new perspectives.
as she steps
in front of the other,
from the immediate
of everyday existence
making up the hours of her life.
One foot in front of the other
leads to anywhere
and that brings comfort
to her innards today.
In this present moment.
Comforted in walking into the mystery awaiting her
Anywhere but this place, now.
The sky above and the earth beneath her feet
are faithful friends,
awaiting her appearing.
The crowded woods welcome her
with embrace of
enticing her senses,
drawing her into their wisdom of ages.
Whispering secrets and messages for her alone.
Here is peace, she thinks as she wanders the woodlands so near.
How these trees
soothing her tattered,
Each limb of tree
an extension of friendship,
She is renewed here
in this solitary place.
Encircled in light infused branches of creation.
Love seeps into her every pore.
Replenished by smells, sights, touches;
devoid of noise.
Quietness restores the soul.
Standing in the center
she comes to stillness,
as one standing,
Bound to earth yet reaching skyward;
arms like limbs reaching,
stretching toward the heavenly.
Emerging from seed to oak,
to seed in this never-ending cycle.
Living, dying, emerging new again.
Escaping the everyday emerging anew.
I wrote this back in March of 2012 for a Storyteller challenge at Shah Wharton’s place.
With a bit of tweaking, walla- poetry. Well, kinda!
See the original here: Escape the Everyday. (It’s at the bottom of the post FYI!)
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