What if everything we need to hear

is all around us,


Reaching out to touch our shoulder,

whispering in our ear,

nudging us sideways.

If we don’t listen,

the Universe will not be ignored.

Gentle nudging turns to a shove, and knocks us over.

Our towers crumble,

and our light fades.

Darkness begins to look appealing.

The Universe will not be ignored.

Now she is pounding –

banging us on the head, and screaming at our soul.

Still, gently.

She only wants us to listen.

So as the burning spreads,

darkness bursts into light;

Impenetrable shells crack open,

and make way for new seed.


Photo credit: Samantha Davis Photography