• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 04
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Elemental Meditation

Sun has fixed my shadow
Still and dark among the elements.
In the slick of sidewalk water, sky,
Clouds cross barriers between the elements,
Making air and water one at my very feet,
Earth adds itself to the duet,
Contributing sidewalk cracks in heaven’s
Smooth contribution.
I note, my feet ... burning so it seems
With the heat of red paint reflections,
Heat that suffuses my being as I stand and meditate, heat that means
Fire has united with the other three.
To that quartet of classic elements, I add a fifth ... from within myself ...
As I ponder this elemental conjunction.