Do you ever want to be a stranger somewhere
to walk alone into a crowded cafe’
and be silent and still
lost in your own world?
Do you ever want to remain anonymous
to sit and lose yourself in daydreams
making up life stories about the people around you?
Do you ever want to leave your appearance at home
to walk in unadulterated and unadorned freedom?
Do you ever want to cast a long shadow or vaporize into the mist
or become that crystalline air that takes others breath away?
Do you ever want to flow like the tides
to roll gently and smoothly
in and out of your own consciousness?
Do you ever want to let go of the world
its teeming madness and incessant obligations
and offer them over
and transform them into silence?
Do you ever want to sit with yourself
peel back the layers of hardness and pain,
allow yourself to soften and ripen,
to be at one with Mother Earth?
Would you reflect the majesty of the galaxies and the glory of the heavens?
Would you capture your essence, the core of your soul?