For Lebanon, and for the Earth

Peace to your land.
Spend some time in a garden,
by a fountain, gently
shoring up oceans in yourself
against the coming night.
Gaze into a flower and listen to water.

Be brave enough to do
nothing but that for awhile.
Take off your shoes and let your
feet caress the soil.
Say, "Now breath, enter earth."
Root deeper with each exhalation.
Smile as night comes, for you are light.
You also grow here
with your astonishing blossom of joy.

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