Take No Prisoners

Give Me the key
after you unlock yourself

and I will melt it down
into a medal you can wear
over your heart
so you can keep prison
close without
bolting yourself in again

so I won’t tear
every time I watch
the door close behind you
feel you crouched
in that tiny room
with bars on the sky
pouring cement
into your veins

Throw off your chains
and I will share
the combination
that opens from within
a country cabin
with wide windows

that shut tight
when you need them

yet still offer
enough light
to breathe
neighbors
you don’t see

unless you divulge
your naked fields
invite them
to stop by
accept their basket
of backyard tomatoes

gardening tips
handfuls of seed
If you leave your gate unlatched
I promise not to walk on
anything green and tender

I promise to leave the weeding to you.

—Blake More

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
In addition to teaching yoga on the Island of Kauai, Paul is the facilitator of the Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts the weekly Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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