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WATER LESSONS


I'm walking on the beach,
curling sand under my toes
just for the heat of it,
and listening to the water.
I love listening to water.
It is prehistoric music
sung by a force that is at home
with its own liquidity;
a celebration of wetness.

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I love water because it moves
with gentleness, fluidity & power
all at the same time.
And it has something else:
a stark certainty of purpose.
Knowing raised to an art.
That's how water lives.

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But we, we do it differently.
We humans are too clever to hear
our inner biddings full tilt.
We have histories, habits, patterns
blocking our view.
With all earnestness, we try
to hear the whispers of God
through our own interior barriers,
which so often muddle the message.
Water doesn't question or translate.
Water is simply sure.

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Just watch the sea with me:
it rises, reaches, surges forward,
dances in joy for a long moment
& then recedes with slow elegance
all in response to the call of the moon.

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And it's all done without trappings;
no instructions are needed.
The connection is relentlessly clear;
each motion perfect.
The moon & the sea are one;
and that's all there is to it.

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I am one with God,
but being less certain than water:
more distracted, more programmed
more interruptive in my attention,
I hear only sometimes.

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I watch this dancing water
teach me clarity,
and here's how my prayer goes:
I want to know God from my gut
in every now,
the way a single sleek wave
moment after moment
leaps up without hesitation
to taste the distant moon.


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