My mind takes me to hidden places,
Places far away.
Noise escapes, pains erase, your world dissolves.
I open my inner eyes to take in my sanctuary.
Breezes dance in my hair,
a single ray of warmth kisses my face.
Peaceful contentment saturates my entire existence.
I am here under a supple tree,
that seems to be bowed to accommodate my every vertebrae.
It shelters me, it protects me, in its loving grip.
As though it’s a part of me,
As though it is nurturing me,
from all the hell damage the world has done.
My thought fades into oblivion,
I adsorb the peace that I’ve escaped to.
A dense, serene forest unfolds before me.
I dance to the music that nature provides,
Swaying with every up note,
bending with every down note.
I melt into the music,
I am the rhythm.
My spirit sings along.
Every inch of this peace excepts me,
I don’t want to return to the relentless world outside,
yet, in the distant air I hear my name.
The walls melt and floods of chaos awaken me.
Reality in all its fury engulfs my being.
The noises, the voices,
the unpleasantness of it all.
I am slung back into the reality of your world,
and I weep in the invisible places of my heart.
~Written by: Tonya Partain