Sitting quietly on the cushion
sitting uncovered, not hiding.
Breathing and knowing I am breathing
listening to the silence as it
fills with intruding voices, my voices
and touching gently with unvoiced words,
touching and releasing these intruders.
Surrounded by emptiness, alone
and at peace with the flow of silence
and the appearance of unconscious
shadow figures and voices which
flow like ghosts in and out
of awareness as I sit and breathe.
The sound of gravel touched by a foot
intrudes into the inner emptiness
reminding me I am vulnerable, naked.
2014 04 19 – Elrose, House of White