Shake the Nonsense Out
Hold me upside down and shake the nonsense out, Lord.
Get a good grip of both ankles,
break open the hinges that hold tight the small world
locked inside my cranium.
Shake and Shake and Shake
until all the clutter
falls to the curb:
Obsessive thoughts, false perceptions, fears, prejudice, judgment, ego-attachments, resentments, self-doubt, insecurities…and mostly…confusion.
After all has broken free, set me down and reach into the deep crevices of my mind, peeling away the tentacles that hold the final fears in place.
Rip them free.
Throw them to the ground…….and….
STOMP the SHIT out of them!
Then, if there still remains parts and particles of debris…
take out the
Hoover hand of God
and suck out every last speck until what remains is
the glowing, light-filled, sparkling orb of truth –
where vision is clear, thoughts pure and peaceful
and my mind is content.
copyright 2010 Lauri Lumby Schmidt
(inspired by Hafiz)