When I walked through the open door
my mind was made up
before the scent of lilacs
and roses greeted me.
They derailed me
woke me out of my inner dialogue
of likes/dislikes, shoulds and have tos.
The inner chatter fell away
like drapes falling off a clothesline.
The gust made them take flight
and swim along the breeze.
Oh, how I wished to drop like the drapes
to embody and become one with it all.
To let go
and truly lose myself
for just a moment.
Yet safe to eat the papaya
with my bare hands.
The juice dripping down my arms.
Orange sweet streaks
and I laughed at the imperfection.
So raw, so real,
so present that the daisy and the rose,
the drapes and the breeze
all encompassed me
and I felt true peace.