it’s closer than a heart-beat


the profound peace that flows
into the space left vacant by the dissolving of the ‘doer’
is the very peace so long sought by that doer

it’s a cool drink of pure water
on a stifling summer’s day
it’s a down doona on a chilly night

it’s the quiet rapture of immeasurable relaxation

it passes all understanding

and it’s closer than a heart-beat


~ miriam louisa
echoes from emptiness