"The Lord is my rock." ~Psalm 18

"Brothers, my peace is in my aloneness. My Beloved is alone with me there, always."
~Rabia al-Adawiyya

In your garden there’s a stone
more ancient than the forest.
There's a proton in your bone
as old as any star.

What’s nearer than the nearest
is further than the far,
yet stays, unseen, and cannot go,
the ancient one you are;

Gone, gone, beyond gone,
rippled stillness in the flow,
whispered silence in the song,
the Friend who’s here when you’re alone.

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