The meditation

I sit in the
silence of now,
breathing and sensing,
sensing the pulse
of my breath,
and stilling
my thoughts
that sit behind
as part of me
but not possessing me.

And I allow the natural
arisings of feeling
to sit easily in awareness,
as I become a breathing,
feeling, sensing
wholesome body
of hope.

Then, in the afterglow
of this time of being,
I allow my thoughts
to evaluate all
that has lived in
this beautiful body,
and think about
its intensities,
textures, and flows.