those spaces where fear has rooted and sprouted
and as i go there today, turn my eyes inward
i am aware of the small pebbles beneath the water
reflecting light above them
i feel like one of them
floating finding a resting place
reflecting the light
and as i feel the other pebbles about me
i turn my eyes to them and see that each one is turned toward the light
who am i not to then?
I am not sure if this is a poem or a musing. I know that the nature of fear and the willingness to feel the other things around me in addition to fear is one of the things I am thinking about. Today in the shower, I blinked and in the darkness in between I saw a set of small stones on a river bed in my mind's eye. There is a peacefulness in that image for me.
copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013