• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 12
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Time to meditate
cross your legs
empty your mind
focus on this time

Ignore the spiky growths
branches sprouting
from your arms and thighs
all wooden with age

Stop watering
the shoots
fetch the scissors
shrink your thinking

It may be fall
somewhere else
but here is spring
with nurturing rain

Grow stronger bodies
steal smarter brains
leave home
walk plains

There’s folks to visit
livestock to feed
life to go on
true love to give