A bathtub prayer

As I ease into the water, soak into me,
relieve my tension-holding;
let it ebb out so I can hear your voice
so I can hear mine
so I can breathe in silence,
holding onto nothing

© Meisaan Chan

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Entertaining thoughts

You have no control over what thoughts knock on your door
but it is only you who opens

© Meisaan Chan

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A note from the one who defends

It is not your job to worry about the battle;
it is your job to stay close

© Meisaan Chan

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Maple syrup

Sweetness, fresh from the tree
tasting like freedom and dawn and leaves:
all the ways you show all the ways that you are:
the small, shy drops

© Meisaan Chan

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Be courageous

Be courageous:
Love can come out of mess

© Meisaan Chan

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The wound

Learning to trust again
filling eternal hole with eternal sustenance
human desire, divine task

© Meisaan Chan

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I do not need more control

I do not need more control
you have given me enough,
and for that which I cannot control
another prayer rises
as I let go of what does not belong to me

© Meisaan Chan

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