I went somewhere today
And left my body at home
It was a lush green forest
Every leaf with life shone.
There was no scorching sun,
No golden rays reached down
And yet wherever I looked
There was only light around.
I crossed the bridge to a waterfall
Into the Earth’s palms it went down
First I trusted it with my anxieties, & then my fears
Eventually, I let the whole of me drown.
I floated lightly in the waters
Unbound by the concept of time
Catching every breeze, every little ruffle
With my soul and not my eyes.
I floated there in joyous abandon
Feeling as though I was back in the womb
In a state between life and death
And there was none of me quite soon.
The trees all bent around me
Watching over as I slept
Waiting for a renewal, for a rebirth
As my form took its last breath.
(Based on an experience during a 4 day hike in the middle of the Sierra Nevada forests in Colombia)