I do not have to see the tree
to feel as if a part of its roots,
or to feel the salted water caress my soul to know
the essence of the deepest ocean.
I do not have to fly like a butterfly to understand
the movement of the wind upon my being,
I do not have to touch the rain to feel the strength
of the passing storm.
I do not have to gaze at the stars as if they are so far
as I reach out and pluck them like plump berries
filled with shimmering color to delight,
for I am here
within the folds of the universe
I am all and it is I.
I do not have to hear a song to know the feeling behind
the soul who penned through tears and life,
I do not have to hear the rhythm for I gather it
in each chorus from the birds beyond.
I do not have to wonder or wander far
to find myself drifting into the comfort
of all that is and all that will be,
now and forever,
a part of me.