Remember when we sat together?
The late afternoon light always softened and faded as the day shifted to evening.
Our bodies moved and vibrated, fidgeted and settled, then were still.
Our voices rang with endless analog layers and in every timbre and tone.
We smelled each other’s perfume, soap and sweat.
Our eyes saw depth, openness, reservation, questions, fear and mischief.
We told stories and assured our support and care.
We hugged hello and we hugged goodbye.
Deep inside, in the midst of silence and stillness we felt it, we felt one body without a name or a center, all of us, breathing together, aimlessly at peace.
We will sit together again.
-Geoff Shōun O’Keeffe, 033020
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