To help celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21st

Lie Down

                                 by Rose Cook


It is time to lie down

remember the earth

so leaves may rustle

keen notes over

return to small being again

the relief of perspective

lay down arms, back, head

empty whirring fears


This is all there is

ground – air – forest – light

This is all there

tick of insects

voice of birds

This is all

cool grass – nearby water flow

This is

receive raindrops on upturned face

breath   breath   breath