31 Aug I Know That I’ve Been Here Before
I KNOW THAT I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE,
Cold ocean water, a book, an empty page.
My mind is clear though full of thoughts,
Sea foam breaks softly on the shore.
What else does one need,
But the things which make us happy?
I leave to think,
Surrounded by nature’s breath,
The winds of changing seasons.
The more I climb, I ponder time,
I know that I’ve been here before.
Step after step brings clarity;
These days, that’s all I seek.
This day resembling others,
This feeling not brand new,
We search for that which makes us full,
No less than that will do.
To be young with life before me,
I have all that I need.
Health, love, a beating heart,
A soul that longs to speak.
Each season brings its loveliness,
The planet floats, as does the spirit,
Looking for connection.
Is that enough to fill the heart,
A life of simplicity?
I hope it is,
I know I can,
Find sheer joy in what’s not new.
I know that I’ve been here before,
And that is all I need.
All that I love is with me now,
A life of simplicity.