Embrace the Emptiness

Remove everything familiar

Wash with cold water

Turn off the heat

Let the food wait until later


Take this day and embrace the emptiness

Ask the hard sap in the trees for direction

Listen to the crunch of dry leaves for guidance

Feel the anticipation of dormant roots


Sit in silence


Without the familiar


Then, in the emptiness

Greet the New Year

Deciding, with each action

each choice,

what is truly essential for comfort


  1. your embrace the emptiness poem is beautiful and thought provoking Vicky.
    love it and look forward to reading more,


    1. Remember when I first started to explore literary art and how you helped with my vision of offering writing workshops?! Back when I was known as Vicky, back in another lifetime. I’m so grateful for this mysterious journey called life.


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