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DrippingColors
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When

#110339 2 years, 8 months ago
When

When anxiety sits on your chest like an elephant
When it constricts you like a Boa
Wrapping tighter with each exhale

When the void in your belly feels like a black hole
And your muscles clench and harden
In painful, fitful knots

When the sweat on your palms makes you lose your grip
On all that is familiar and comfortable
As, helplessly, you watch it slip away

Stop
Step back
Inhale

Repeat

Watch the waves crash slowly into rocks
As a seagull turns into the wind
Momentarily motionless
Its graceful wingspan flooded in sunlight
Before its urgent dive into the bubbling waters.

See the glow of the candle
And the swirling incense smoke rise
Revealing portraits of those you love
Where guitars play a major seventh sustained
And voices sooth with humble sincerity.

You have been through the battle
And returned as a warrior
You are strong and you are tempered
You have seen the enemy, real and imagined
And you have charged him head on.

When you refuse to surrender
Against surmounting odds
And refuse to apologize
For who you are
And who you've become

You have placed mind over matter
Hope over fear
And courage over weakness
When you have done all these things
You will be, completely and eternally, at peace.

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wlewis
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Posts:6472

Re: When

#110342 2 years, 8 months ago
sounds like an acid trip for me, from start to finish.
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
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Bakes
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Posts:1428
Wildflower seed on the sand and stone....

Re: When

#110354 2 years, 8 months ago
Ayahuasca!
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