By Michael Escoubas and Mary Jo Balistreri
the best way
to learn to rest
is to walk on paths
of forgiveness. Let your
weight sink down in forgetful
ground—quit being carried away
by yesterday’s regrets and worries—
with each step say, the past does not own me.
Give ardent thanks for the strength of your legs,
the pull of gravity in your thighs.
To feel the earth upholding you
striding upon its surface,
all nature seems to sing.
to nature’s gifts
peace thought lost