Dawn Wake Up, Turn Off Alarm, Shower, ...

Posted by Aryae Coopersmith on Apr 19, 2021

Wake up, turn off alarm, shower, dress.
Check the calendar and to-do list.
Set up the gungfu tea out on the deck.
Bundle for the dawn wind.
Breathe slow. Listen. Pour tea.
Say the morning blessings.
Notice the clattering thoughts clamoring for attention.

While hovering silently all around,
wrapped in a cloak of dawn-dark clouds,
chattering birds,
wind-fluttering leaves,
the world's morning sounds,
and an old man sitting on the deck:

Timeless Presence.

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