Feeling Art

Dare to depict life as a gift whose purpose is to enrich the human soul. Are you truly ready to shed the values and self-images that keep you locked into alignment with the dying civilization?~Rob Brezsny

My grandson says, “I do and
I don’t.
” Innate wisdom reveals

the simplicity of being.
If I say I know,

my opinion carries me
past the divine communication

directed at my unique eyes
into the doldrums of dismissal.

Cast out of the curious life
by the necessity of surviving

the chaos of my childhood ordered
by hard-won knowing.

Now when the elephant in the room
beckons, I turn my back.

Surely an orphan,
I place my blindfold

firmly, lock the shackles
to shuffle down the well-trodden

path of dull misery, clutching
my diplomas, reciting facts.

The lake celebrates each slow
drop of rain. I peer in wonder.

Evanescent dancers touch
smoothness, and ripples tease

what lurks beneath. A fin
breaks the silver

and smaller circles explode.
All my stories vanish.

I don’t know. The truth lies
under the surface.

I can only sit here now,
my intent to open

my tight heart, feel into
this deep unknowable connection.

Inspired by:  Orphan, Intent, Elephant and Evanescent.