Center of Gravity: A Poem

Center of gravity

When we are walking

on the path of life,

our center of gravity

cannot be in the heart of another.

As we take our next step

our balance cannot bow

to the thoughts and fears,

the tight strings of another’s story.

Not that our souls do not touch,

but they are fingertips brushing, 

not grasping claws, while there is

a connection and awareness

that we dance together.

Yes, we must be grounded

in that secret essence–

is this the right word? –

a solitude pooled like cool water,

the silent space where souls rest.

Only when I am content

with being alone with myself

can you be assured I can love you

just for being you.



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