BEING HUMAN ~ Naima Penniman



I wonder...


if the sun debates some mornings

not wanting to get
 out of bed 


if the sky grows tired
 of being everywhere at once



if the clouds desperately

try to hold themselves together



if rain is scared
 of falling and has trouble letting go

if snowflakes get tired of being perfect and
 one-of-a-kind


if stars wish 
upon themselves before they die


if they need to teach their young
 how to shine


I wonder if shadows long 
to just-for-once to feel the sun


I wonder if sunrise 
and sunset 
respect each other 


even though they’ve never met


I wonder if breath ever thinks of taking a break

if the wind just wants to sit 
still sometimes



I wonder if streams meet the wrong sea 
and

their whole lives run off-track



I wonder if the snow 
wants to be black

if the soil thinks she’s too dark



if rocks are self-conscious of their weight 



if sand feels insignificant


if mountains are insecure of their strength


I wonder if waves get discouraged

crawling up the sand

only to be pulled back again

to where they began


if the leaves understand they’re replaceable
 and

still dance when the wind blows


I wonder
 where the moon goes


when she is in hiding

I want to find her there and


watch

the ocean
 spin

from a distance



Listen

to her


stir in her sleep


Effort give way to Existence...

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Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the Self

~ Bhagavad Gita