Roots

The visible roots
of a sturdy tree
remind me
to return to my foundations, 
build from my foundations, 
grow from my foundations. .
.
When I move too far
from earth, source, center,
thinking
the only thing of value
is what I produce-
expression or fruit-
I lose integrity.
Compromising
my systemic unity. 
Impacting
my community
(negatively?). .
.
Daily
my body teaches me
how to live, 
love
and lead. 
Grateful,
I've learned to listen. .
.
Today, my feet
ground down, 
grow deeper, 
tending the roots, 
where sole meets soul. .
.
Sensation whispers:
Nourish your knowing.
Know where you stand,
and why.
Keep steady at the base,
aware, awake,
and rise.
aligned. .
.
I am here
colored by light
infused with life.
I will grow
where I've been planted. 
Unapologetic
in the organic shapes
produced
by this body of
Truth. .