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Not Me, Not Mine

Thoughts hum
Not me, not mine

Who am I
If not my thoughts
My feelings,
Bodily sensations

Energy housed in
flesh and blood
pouring through the unfolding
seeds of life

Belonging to
the wild seas
the sheltered forests
the untamed rivers

The joys
and heartbeats
of life

The sun glistens
My heart soars
with coarse wild abandonment

Thoughts hum
Not me, not mine.

Heather McCabe



Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.

Martha Postlewaite

Contributed by Gordon