We have but taken the first steps
Last night I couldn’t sleep
because I realized
we have but taken the first steps.
Many more will follow.
The impulse is always to grasp,
to get a handle on the significance
of this surreal experience.
All of it.
While my mind craves to figure this out yesterday,
my heart softly speaks to me–
with my body demanding attention,
our body demanding attention–
our body, saying:
Listen more intently than you
have ever listened before.
Notice where compassion is needed,
a healing of wounds long unattended.
Look your neighbor in the eye and smile as
you pass them on the sidewalk.
Do not rush, do not rush,
do not rush,
because there is a wisdom among us now,
that we must learn,
We must learn.