If Only for a Moment

Have you listened to the crickets in the nighttime
How their delicate notes blend as if emitted from a single body
I wish for once we could be as they are
Unified if only for a moment
If only for a song

Have you watched the grass blow softly in the meadow
How every blade bends and bows together as a wave
And I pray such a force may someday fall upon us
That it may sway our bodies
That we may finally move as one

Have you ever laid upon the sands of a sun-drenched dune in the midst of summer
How the grains roll softly around your form before settling gently in their place
And now I think we aren’t so unlike these things
In that we are often driven by forces beyond our control and understanding
In that too often
We stand as if alone
And fall into place just the same
Seeing only ourselves
And the choices we make
Often underestimating the impact we have on the world around us
Likewise ignorant the influence it exerts in return
And the potential that lies
In an awareness of self and surroundings
And the harmony that comes of mutual respect as such

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