as the day begins to rise

clouds fill this sky cup I hold in front of me

the winter lake waters turn a murky brown in mutted shades of grey

all the day’s tasks surround me they seem to be everywhere and pour directly over my heart

I try to keep listening and seek the silence

instead all my moving thoughts bombard me

pushing away ~

sitting with silence . . . stilled

not turning away

_I hear _

~remember, love is here even now~

when you are falling

when you are hurting

when your day is way too long

~be the love!