Monday, June 26, 2017


... from Latin retrahere ‘pull back’ 

For the past few days
I had the great need, 
to retreat 
from the world.

To clear space
in my mind.

I found solace
in my front garden

Connecting with the earth
clearing weeds
cutting back
making space.

A few minutes at the time.
Taking plenty of time
to watch the snails 'moving house'
as I unintentionally 
disrupted their world.

My apologies.

Today, I was grateful
to connect
with the earth
when a bizarre telephone conversation
with a hospital staff member
brought my sanity
into question.

Sitting on my small crate
under the apple trees
pulling weeds
brought my mind back to
trusting my own thoughts.

Nature is healing.

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