life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.     – Pema Chòdròn

Seeds under the ground on a mid-winter’s night 

sleep with their dreams of Spring.
They are dancing, tunneling, settling in,
finding just the right place to begin 
their sprouting. But first, they must rest,
gather to themselves the vision 
of what they will be.
Is it faiththis survival spirit, this
willingness to abide, to seek darkness,
even revel in it, to be willingly 
unnoticed for long months of the year?
I want to believe in my own renewing,
let body and spirit rest, refuse to exhaust myself 
in someone else’s expectations, grow old 
before my time, cast off, disposed of.
I want to be recycled endlessly, and flower again 
and yet again unexpectedly, bloom into 
a surprising color for an old woman, ripe 
with wrinkled youth and vigorous beauty, 
with twinkling eyes in deep sockets, 
making them wonder
just how I do it.

Ben Rector/Wanna Be Loved

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