Toward you, my hands extend
Alone in the dark, I wait, I rest my tired eyes
You change and disappear, but on you, I can always depend
Eyes still closed, but the third one knows –
You have arrived
Many things come between us –
the spin of the earth, the moon, vast lands, expansive oceans
Distance now erased by your nurturing arms
Your touch is light as you gently ascend
You stir birds from their nests and entice protective buds to open
Through tiny fractures and dark thoughts, you find a way in
Your presence can also be consuming and powerful
Cracking frail glass and disturbing sleeping shadows
Now enveloped in your life-giving energy
warming my shivering skin, calming the chatter within
our morning ritual, I am ready to begin
Looking to the horizon, from where you transcend,
I leave behind expectations
stripped of ambitions and bare of questions –
Who am I?
Where am I going?
What am I supposed to be?
In this golden moment, these details are of no concern to me
I am here, with you, my glowing one
to bask in the brilliance of your all-knowing magnificence
the highest version of myself, yet unknown
while bathing in your ancient wisdom
with you, the rising sun
I begin each day with a sunrise morning meditation. I was inspired to write these lines after yesterday’s time spent outside. Sunrise times change and views never look exactly the same, but one thing remains… when I look across the horizon, there, in its glorious perfection, is the rising sun. This poem personifies the heavenly experience that grounds me, supports me, and transports me. 🧘♀️🌞✨ Thank you for visiting. Be Well. 💖 Michele
Photos: 1. my morning view 2. my image, bougainvillea plant
© 2021 Michele Lee Sefton.