I have a net that seeks to capture every jumping fish in the ocean,
every balloon in the sky
of my mind.
“Just in case,” it thinks.
“I might need it for a rainy day.”
The things I need to pack,
the conversation I need to have,
the idea for an article I need to create,
the email I still need to compose.
I don’t want to forget.
I don’t want to lose it.
So I hold on desperate,
clutching every thought that floats on by.
I’m reminded to let go.
I release each thought and watch it sink
and disappear under tow
or wave as it flies beyond the sky.
I don’t need it, I realize.
What I have in this moment,
a pause in thought,
are necessities to be free.
and you’ll find all the answers you truly need.
and you will allow space
for miracles, mysteries and meaning-making to unravel in your life.