Poem by Carol Alena Aronoff
Take thimbles off your fingers if you would be free. Dance shoeless over still hot coals. Don’t bank your fires for the night. Let your mind meander unobstructed by clouds or sun. Make no deliberate choices. This or that, the same dream: Life’s thorns as welcome as flowers. Leap like feather on a gust of wind, float unattached down this river of mystery. Let rain move you or bring you to stillness. You have all the time in all the universes. Not a moment to spare. Dance–only dance.
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Carol Alena Aronoff, psychologist, teacher. poet has published 4 chapbooks, 6 full-length poetry collections, her most recent, The Gift of Not Finding: Poems for Meditation.