Copyright 2003 (c) by Charlie Calvert

for Carolyn Atkinson

Letting go completely
Falling into the discipline
Into the mindful moment
The heart unfolds
Petal by petal

Not to close down,
Not to delay,
To open this moment
To let blossom at last
The mind in full flower

We fear this moment
Because we fear our hearts
And the deft secrets
Hidden in darkness
Shrouded in fear

As time ticks by
Tricked by our wants
Our lives flash past
A momentum
We cannot stop

Letting go at last
Fears become flowers
Wants become peace:
Our strict friend
The open heart