I Won’t Be Entertained

Just for a moment

I let go

of all my knowing, my ideas,

the preconceptions of you

that I maintain in my mind.

I will be present

right here, right now,

licking the crumbs of my blueberry muffin

from my lips,

my teeth grinding it into mush

to slide down my esophagus.

My friend the film producer says media

is a weapon of mass distraction

to keep the masses entertained.

I want to be with my breath right now

over and over again,

I want to keep watch

while my thoughts churn and bubble

into this container of now-ness

that I am holding.

To keep looking at you

as if I’ve never seen you before,

as if you have come especially to teach me,

holding the space of reverence

for the deep wisdom of your words.

We are all swirling together

like stars in the galaxies,

bright and shining connection in the darkness.

This week I refuse to be entertained.

Instead I will go out

into the darkness

and celebrate the starshine

of your essence

and mine.

Inspired by The Daily Word Prompt: entertain


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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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