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