We shake it off, the cobwebs and dust of dreams
silently rolling in their hushed selves beneath afternoon naps
the prints of a thousand bunnies lingering,
bits and pieces and hairs brought to order
natures cast off voodoo dolls run rampant
dwelling in the corner-space of the post
where I left my mind momentarily
like an old piece of chewing gum.
I had forgotten where it was that I had left it
as I moved away the brick-a-brack to find
the goals that were sifted away unknowingly by time.
I feel the grittiness beneath these worn and calloused bare toes
tripping through the dark in the heart of midnight,
and while standing below the clouds beyond the door
I heard the voice gently chide
knowing it is indeed the time to move forward
and attach the message to the letter sent
to the universe.
Shake it off, these dust bunnies of thought
with the purple feather sweep away
and dive into the depths of fear to know
the path has been found once more,
and as the sage who came by post to find me,
she had spoken to my heart and I heard the sound
of laughter on the wind,
come child lets begin
and in picking up the pen,
dipped in the ink of a thousand thoughts
the page blank before beckons me,
the time is now
and there is NO turning back.
Upon receipt of an amazing piece of work from my beautiful friend Tre, her latest book has found me now all charged up and ready to set that goal of publishing my own first book. What a gift, for a friend to inspire unknowingly and in shaking off the dust after my afternoon nap, tripping on dust bunnies and finding a laugh, the time IS now. Not later, not soon, but now 🙂 A book review will be coming soon for A New Kind of Down: The Breath & Bones of a Writer by Tremaine Loadholt.