Lake Wanaka Tree, New Zealand, istock


Stand still

in the face of life,

in the face of time,

recall all your experiences

and wonder no more;

you are where you should be

your roots hold you high

and your branches wonder off

to the distance

of existence.


Stand still

and ignore the petty fish

pecking away at your feet

trying to change you into someone else;


Do not bend unwillingly

do not break or give up

the substance

of your resistance.


Stand still

and allow the flight of birds

to entwine the aura

of your soul;

watch as each leaf floats away

into thoughts

and turns your fights

of persistence

to coexistence.