• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 12
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Sitting in a world
full of toxicity
in word and deed.
I sit – detoxing myself.
Becoming an empty cup
waiting to be filled.
I desire to be more
like a cup of kindness.
I desire to be more mindful.
I reach up, cutting out
negativity in the world
within and around me.
I find a snippet of anise,
and other detox leaves,
then place them in a cup.
I pour water over them while
imagining a shower of water
flowing over and into me.
The simple act of mindfully
making myself a cup of detox tea
cleanses my mind, my eyes,
my mouth, my ears, and I feel
my inner being is becoming
like a cup of detox tea.