Drink the clean waters of yourself

my heart is beating

slow, steady

as I must become

I am quick footed, impatient

forced to walk behind 

stay within

stay apart

by sensible restraint

and fear

 

we are all alone in this

pressed too close 

or too far

 

I am here

within

 

if I were to settle in

settle down

let the soul silt

drop

hold and let the monsters catch me

open

stop

the spring loaded door of my heart

holding open despite

there being nothing to reward it

no-one to see me 

stretch

 

love yourself

be present to yourself

be with yourself in your solitude

breathe

settle

wait for the silt to clear

accept what you see in the clear depths

drink the clean waters of yourself

slowly 

this may be the only time you can see this far down

 

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