Sunday, December 6, 2015

This Morning I Woke Up

Peace, Joyce Wycoff
This morning I woke up in a place
I’ve dreamed about 
for as long as I can remember.
It’s a place that has called to me for decades
but stubbornly remained obscured 
in the geography of my mind.

I’m not sure how I got here.
I didn’t get in a car, board a plane 
or even walk down the block.
I just woke up and found myself here,
listening to the rain fall,
feeling the cells of my body realign themselves.

I woke up in the middle of a thought
when the world suddenly went quiet
and want and need dropped away.

No one brought me here.
No thing brought me here.
Here was always here;
it was me who was somewhere else,
thinking I had things to do.

Now that I’m here,
I realize that no thing matters.
Now that I’m here,
I think I’ll stay.