My neighbour drones on and on,
Swarming my being,
With his relentless plan of attack,
Against the box tree moth.
A woman releases a torrent of gossip,
Drowning me in needless babble,
About people I barely know.
This small talk is not for me.
I want to see the depth in you,
And let that spark the depth in me.
Go oyster diving together,
For that rare pearl of truth.
But then I see before I dive,
I first must learn to swim.
To search for precious pebbles in the shallows,
To seek and see the glimmer in the trite.
And practice being a mirror, to reflect that glimmer,
Imagine it a glow, and so it becomes.
As when I connect with my inner Beloved,
My flickering candle grows into a roaring flame.
And so He shows me that the world is banal,
When it confines one’s point of view.
Its richness only truly vibrant,
When viewed from the magnitude of His divine lens.
Thus I surrender, relinquish all,
Angst, hopes, thoughts and desires,
To my Beloved within.
So He can clear the grime that blocks my view.
And through the agony of this cleansing,
My flame burns brighter, my mirror shinier,
To reflect a deeper Love and Truth within,
That shower sparks of effervescent joy.
Small talk is now for me,
The ‘talk’ could be a glance, a touch or smile.
For every action, word and thought,
Holds the potential to ignite a deeper sense of being.