Like the silver trail of the snail
I found the path you had made for me
I almost missed it in my urgency
thought its thread of light a chimera
… But it was my vision that was narrow
allowing only a glimpse of what could be
Unlike the trail of a snail the way broadens
its sparkle unfolding into a blanket of magic
I foresee it widening until there is no trail
and everywhere I walk will be with you.
If I accompany you
will we go to where love opens us
like flowers in the sun
where veils lift and we can see
the beauty of living, of breathing
of listening always to our hearts
Will we move as one towards who we are
without tripping over yesterdays
or the fears or feelings we were taught
that complicate the simple wonder of being here?
Can we ignore the voices
telling us we are not as good as
or that deserving is something you earn
Can we forever drop the belief
that keeping busy is the answer and rather
in the manner of all small beautiful things
I hear your ‘yes’ so I will accompany you
just one thing more . . .
can we dance instead of walk?
- Paddy Noble, copyright 2010