I interview my parts:
my limbs today are strong and stretched,
yoga widening space in my lungs and heart.
Each day my body’s new-found sweetness
shifts away lifetimes of clutter,
clears space for joy.
My heart is softer now,
appreciative of ordinary kindness,
awake to simple possibilities.
Sometimes I fear the future; or mourn
the enthusiasms of earlier decades, or grieve
my heart’s attachment to a village
that was always more a dream than a plan.
I keep vigil with the fears, let them
remember that this world is provisional,
my place here is temporary,
and has always been.
But I am still here, finding delight,
My feet are connected to the earth;
I am at home within myself.
My mind is open to the trees and sky,
engaged with poetry and wisdom,
and with my own gleaning of words to fill my hunger;
My hands find ways to make small things beautiful.
My soul can handle truth.
Moods drift past like clouds;
I watch, let them drift where the wind blows,
try not to hold on to anything,
From 100 Words: The Beauty of Brevity. Word prompt: interview. Closer to 200 words, I believe, but this wanted to be said today.