one small thing – unedited free write

[We were given the prompt, “one small thing.”]

one small thing
just look slantwise
for a moment
it can happen that fast–
without warning,
the apparent world turns inside out
a Mobius strip
and no thing remains the same

one small shift
a spiral in fate
unforeseen and blindsiding
yet asked for, too
all known falls away
concepts, beliefs, assurity,
all gone,
never to return

one small twist
and, what now? how shall you live?
can you welcome no meaning
and love what comes?
wild paradox lacks any frame
when you think about it, too vast to hold
so don’t. don’t think about it,
you’ve gone down that torturous trail ten thousand times

one small turn
invited, yet unexpected
sought after, yet surprised
and the world erupts as a one-song-uni-verse

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2016

7 thoughts on “one small thing – unedited free write

  1. Arlene Metrick

    I love what came out of your free write, Amrita! It makes me want to try my hand at it. I will give it at my next poetry group as a prompt! Thanks for posting!! Love, Arlene


  2. Amrita, dear friend, thank you for this exquisite expression – we meet in that “one small turn”… I am so loving the way Emptiness is pouring through you; I sense the Great Shift a-shifting. ❤


  3. carol4peace

    Thank you!

    My favorite lines:

    “you’ve gone down that torturous trail ten thousand times”

    “and the world erupts as a one-song-uni-verse”


  4. Vivienne Verdon-Roe

    beautiful! v xxx

    Vivienne Verdon-Roe, Ph.D (hon) Certified Qigong Teacher (415) 868-2241

    “The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own Being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make.”

    Rupert Spira


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