slow growth/worth the knowing//a poem

the idea of slow consistent growth
like leaves on trees
like yeast in dough

like small steps of choosing
like a small bite and again
and chew and chewing and

you’re eating again
like stopping to notice

the tension you hold
between the space of your eyes and
your neck’s arching dome

perhaps it is ok if today
you are not quite at ease,
if you need to command your
body to breathe

because you are choosing, slowly
to step out of time’s tension and
even small growth is worthy of mention.

photo credits to Artur Rutkowski on Unsplash.

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