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HOLD THE APPLAUSE

Do not think
that I create a poem

I am a listener,
a waiter,
a channeler,
a poor practitioner
of awareness.

My discipline is merely
to sit,
to strive to empty myself
like a monk's bowl, that I may accept
what is given.

What is given
arises,
descends,
from silence,
meets at my throat chakra
and allows me to speak.

Linda M. Stitt's works copyright © to the author.


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