I sat down to write a poem, and what came out were my own personal reflections on what the year 2020 has been for me. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to share if this resonates for you.
What if you were being forced into alignment
What if the Earth said, Ok, that’s enough
And what if you ignored the message
What if the Universe wanted us to open our eyes, to look, to see
What if 2020 was chosen
Like a bonk on the head
Obvious, so even the short-sighted could understand
What if we were given a choice
Between 30 years of wallowing
Only to awaken one day with it all figured out
But with no energy to spare
Or six months of sitting in your own waste
Through, being the only way out
What would you choose?
If the process was the same
The nervous energy, the fear
The sloth-like-mind-numbing monotonous doing
The flicker of being
The question of sunlight, of presence
Before tripping back into darkness
Wondering if you have the strength to climb out again
And what if you climbed
And you told fear to shove it
What if you could learn
In half a year instead of 30
Would you remain there, stuck up to your thighs
Or would you start to climb?
What if it was all possible – what the Earth intended –
What if it still is?
What if the Universe is speaking to you now?
What if you look back, in 2021
Would you have seen light? Been light?
Or let it slide?