Living Open or Closed

It wasn’t until

I came to know

The grace of nature

And stood

Looking back

That I saw.


In town

I learned

To contain my energy

And protect my senses

From a constant barrage

Of human “clutter”.


While standing in nature


Or not

I learned to open

All of my senses

Filters discarded

To bask in the radiance

Of mother natures influence.


I stand here

Holding one heart open

For me

And you.                           July 11, 2008