We heard drumming outside and came out to look. Our neighbour was banging a saucepan and chanting thanks for the medics and other essential workers. Other doors opened to the street. We clapped together as she continued chanting. For a short while we were not isolated
Stop for a moment. Pausing,
Consider the absurdity
Of a reality constructed of
Conceived by minds
Separated from Being,
Seeking consolation in Having.
Endlessly consuming bellies, expanded
Leaving little room for heart.
Immensities of love and connection
The immeasurable lost
In measuring our other’s worth;
Serving our greeds before seeing their needs.
If we can do now, then do good now
If we cannot do, then stay, for now
In the numinous night, offering
But listening, learning the sacred rhythms
Of hearts beating together
To intend a brighter dawn.