You never know where inspiration will come from. I’ve started some new things during this pandemic, and one of them is Qi Gong. I was at work on my lunchbreak and reading a newsletter from Lee Holden Qi Gong where he quoted the Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tzu on water; “…whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.” It got my creative wheels turning, and inspired this poem:


I am like water
soft and strong
try to resist me
or flow along
I can be still
or raging
refreshing and engaging
polluted or pure
toxic or a cure
a mist or a storm
a modest sip
or drip, drip, drip
a drought?
not yet
come on in
and get wet

GAM 20

The moral of the story, is to be open to intuitive thought, take creative breaks, and always carry a notebook.

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