Back on My Feet

My meditation practice
Has been lapsing as of late
Life’s been too confusing
For the calm it can create

A faithful meditator
Will know just what I mean
Starting back is difficult
Far more than it may seem

Past baggage and emotions
Rise right up to the top
The tears and fears and twitching
Really make me want to stop

But life is for the living
We just have to power through
Things will finally settle
It’s just what I have to do

I want to thank you for the venue
The opportunity to retreat
Sometimes going backwards
Will put you on your feet.


This poem is dedicated to the organizers and participants of the 2015 Media Makers Retreat at Vallecitos Ranch.