Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Cure for It All

The Cure for It All 
Julia Fehrenbacher

Go gently today, don't hurry
or think about the next thing. Walk
with the quiet trees. Can you believe
how brave they are - how kind? Model your life
after theirs. Blow kisses
at yourself in the mirror.

especially when
you think you've messed up. Forgive
yourself for not meeting your unreasonable
expectations. You are human, not
God--don't be so arrogant.

Praise fresh air, 
clean water, good dogs. Spin
something from joy. Open 
a window, even if 
it is cold outside. Sit. Close
your eyes. Breathe. Allow

the river
of it all to pulse
through eye lashes,
fingertips, bare toes. Breathe in,
Breathe out, Breathe until

you feel
your bigness. until the sun
rises in your veins. Breathe
until you stop needing
to be different.

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