I needed a prop
You were All I could find
You’ve always been at hand
I’ve forever loved you

As a child, I scoured your pages
And meditated on your wonder
Today, I tucked you under
And meditated on your spine

I’ll always keep you just this close
I’ll forever love you
And my Thesaurus too

Art Credit: “Supporting The Question” Jeremy Shamrowicz; Milwaukee River Walk, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Practice

I began determined, led.
I looked square into the eyes of it.
I breathed steadily, deeply and without labor.
It invigorated my body -challenging my muscles, my mind.
It did not scare me,
It soothed my mind.
It did not hurt.
I finished and did not cry.
I came without discipline and left convicted.