Sunday, January 22, 2012

How to Empty Out

How to empty out:
Tilt the vessel,
not too much, but enough.
Allow a steady flow.
Too fast and there is a gush, a breakdown of barriers: a flood.
Too slow? Torturous drops: insanity.
Tilt until empty.
Do not refill.

I fear this empty vessel.

Nature does not fear, it hates—abhors a vacuum;
I do too. I want to fill it up,
create a new story, bring in wants and desires;
fulfill my needs by being full.

But I won’t.

I will sit with this emptiness and explore its shadowy depths. I will
relish its rough hidden geography and
savour the crags that scrape my hands and cut my bare feet. I will
run in wild abandon; I will
dance out the pain.

My blood will spell out my name,
capitals all, a flowing script of
indelible ink. There will be no mistake.

This vessel is claimed: the emptiness complete.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful way describe healing...I am feeling full. :)