Sunset down by the Saint John River
If I close my eyes, I can see you walking in prayer.
Your cultivated silence lightens your movement
and radiates soft echos outward to touch others all around you.
How do you do that?
If I close my eyes, I can see you sitting in hushed harmony
cross legged in casual relaxation.
Your concentration is inwardly complete.
You breathe effortlessly
exhaling gratitude and contentment.
Can you show me how to do that?
If I close my eyes, I can hear you speaking to me.
Your voice, with its inviting timbre reaches my frightened soul
like a cold compress on a hot fever.
It's alright, you say...........
I am the light, you say.
I love the sound of your voice.
I want to believe you.
When I open my eyes, and take the first steps across a bridge that reaches over a gaping transition,
I see you beside me from the corner of my eye.
I can feel you mostly......... that cultivated silence breathes energy towards me.
I feel it.
I hear your reassurance..........
I wonder...........if I was to widen my eyes enough to be able to look sideways, would I see you how I expected to, or would I see you as someone completely different?