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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Salutation to the Sun - Ohm Shanti Ohm

Just before dawn when
Consciousness is threadbare
Taking shape on the cusp 
Between the world of dream
And wakeful laissez faire
Words are strung together 
In a beaded prayer
Made of nothing more
Than breath and air

Arms uplifted
Palms joined as one
In salutation to the sun  
The world begins fresh again 
A palindrome of earth and air
And the sun rises as a vector 
Pointing beyond life and death

Energy flows
In discrete bundles
Through my frame
Marking the subtle body’s
Erratic path of least resistance
Ohm shanti Ohm
Encircles my bones
The cosmic energy that brings
Peace to the creaky joints
Of all living beings

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