Be a Leaf
…and the melody carries you away…
let it take you..take you into your mind,
the thoughts you have yet to imagine
thoughts you have not even had time to think.
The melody is the river, the breeze,
the unexpected transport that lands at your feet.
Jump on..surrender, board this boat fearlessly.
This melody is not here to drown you
nor carry you to falls of death nor boulders
that block your path and surround you.
You are not allowed to stagnate on shore;
don’t be a rock..be a leaf and it will take you…
down down downstream, all the way
to your poetry.
Muse at the helm,
her wild hair whipping the breeze…
you but the passenger humbled on your knees.
Watch it all as it passes by.
There’s a feeling in the air; you feel an ache inside.
It feels so good..a sweet urgency,
to say something anything, as that desire expands,
dip your hand in the water and the first line touches you..
There it comes; there it is; drink it off your finger tips,
Look, the muse is smiling.
Now you can just close your eyes,
That paralysis stays far behind you…
and you are signing your name
to a poem born today…while floating on a river;
it is delivered from you, to you…
What have you done to deserve this?
Nothing at all but enjoy the ride,
So, smile at your muse;
give credit where credit’s due
and say, “Thank you.”
September 1, 2020
Don’t be fooled by the title..this is 1 hour of looping magical transport..try it:)