If you ask a natural thing to talk,
you’ll find being, pure being, surprised
and pleased that you asked permission.
And if you then turn and invite humans
to talk just as you did the natural things,
they’ll feel a strange kind of non-aggression.
You did this for me yesterday, and I
experienced a slower, kinder rhythm,
one that allows choice and agency.
That is, when you talked to me as if I
were a tree or another natural thing,
I became more natural than alone.
When you dared to lead by invitation,
I forgot ego to enjoy choice, and
I noticed other beings choosing too.
Did I first seem impatient, unaware
of the gift you modelled? Forgive me. I
am grateful for a way back to nature.
My blog poems are rough drafts.Please respect my copyright.© 2023 Susan L. Chast