Leave your cell phone, your watch

and your thoughts

on the kitchen table.


Walk slowly. Leave the trail

to follow a scent

or to follow a bird’s refrain.


Listen for the stirrings

in the underbrush.


Notice what grows at your feet,

the puzzle-pieces of the sky

and what the light reveals.

Cast out your gaze like a net

and take everything in


every intricate detail,

each small astonishment.


Pastor Shayne

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