March 15th

Natural systems
left to their own device
move towards
states of lower potential.

Lower
potential states
become
stable.

And yet,
when I witness nature,
things that become too stable
often die.

Water and air deplete of oxygen.
Resources are consumed.
Therefore, we must follow
that which gives us life.

Stable, yet moving,
like the seasons
which also allows
things to replenish
in our absence.

3 15 2017

Be like a tree,

grounded and stable.

Yet also

be like a bird

ready to explore the skies,

yet who comes back to rest

in the branches and shelter

of the tree.