Stream (of Consciousness)

Stream
(Of consciousness)

Dew drops
Of fun
Hoarded
In childhood’s
Piggy bank
Resound
Happily

Past
Present
Moisture
Shed
In moments of
Grief and joy
Join it

I collect
Ashes and
Bones of
Old wounds
And scars
And place them
In a clay urn

Bearing these,
Piggy bank and urn
I travel to the river
Bank of holy Ganges
And empty them on
A funeral pyre at the
Burning Ghats*

Detached
Unencumbered
I launch my paper
Boat self in life’s
Mighty ocean
Free in mind
Body and spirit

**

*Cremation Ghats of Varanasi (Banaras, India). Here in the early morning wrapped bodies wait for cremation. If you want to see true Indian culture, Varanasi is a wonderful place to visit. Not only is it an extremely beautiful place but you will see some incredible sights and experience true spirituality there. Varanasi really is a feast for the senses.-photo by Sook Hottle

*painting Riverbank by Henri Matisse

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