Why I go to the Forest

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as i lie here
in my tent
i'm reminded over and over and over again why i go to the forest
the way everything lives in perfect chaos
the tall trees
watching over the little bees
the way the rabbit hops by
and a squirrel drops her nut
i marvel at this world
at this universe inside a universe
it's easy to see the perfection
in imperfection
it's easy to love all species
to love all things
it's easy to feel compassion here
things feel more in line with life's flow
perspective shifts

it doesn't make sense to me any longer
the world as a whole
why we drag ourselves into the hustle and bustle
only to flee it
i've heard the story 1000 times
of leaving the corporate world
to escape to simpler times
why can't we just start within those times
stay within those times
die within those times
i guess because without darkness
you can't see the light

this is our generation's time to move through it
there is darkness all around
hovering
dissipating
clearing
it's slowly clearing
i can feel a lightness emerging
not one that is naive
no cluelessness here
a real knowing
emerging from a generation
that's heading back into the woods
back to traditional ways
to grow food
and to trust the earth
the plants and the fire
to heal
i can feel it
as i lie here
in my tent
i'm reminded over and over and over again why i go to the forest
 

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Tamara MComment