because there’s no one else
and no one inside of you
and the because the weight
from the outside,
the opinions, the chaos, the directions
they are meaningless in the face of your own truth
And most likely it will be a wisp
to start with
a tendril of smoke
indicating the still burning coal of truth.
Blow on it. Not to hard.
Start by agreeing with it, that is light enough
Do nothing with it
but agree with your tiny, but bright, burning truth.
It will brighten and as it brightens
so will your power, your peace, your knowledge
And these things are foundations.
These things are greater than any problem
Today it’s my birthday and people are reminding me
and I can’t believe I’ve gotten to spend 47 of what we call “years”
experiencing this life.
And I can’t believe that I get to learn, if I want, always
And I am so grateful for that.
I am grateful for my experience of life and that it’s mine
and I am agreeing with my small, burning coal of truth
I am blowing, gently, watching it glow brighter
I am agreeing with myself today.