“I want to learn how to speak to anyone at any time
& make us both feel a little bit better, lighter, richer,
with no commitments of ever meeting again.
I want to learn how to stand wherever with whoever and still feel stable.
I want to learn how to unlock the locks to our minds, my mind,
so that when I hear opinions or views that don’t match up with mine,
I can still listen and understand.
I want to burn up lifeless habits of following maps & to-do lists,
concentrated liquids to burn my mind & throat
& I want to go back to the way nature shaped me.
I want to learn to go on well with whatever I have in my hands at the moment
in a natural state of mind,
certain like the sea.
I will find comfort in the rhythm of the sea.”