An acquaintance who survived the California fires
lost almost all of her worldly possessions.
She commented on how liberating it was.
So far she has refused all donations
sent to make her life easier or considered necessity.
So far shoveling horse barns
is her favorite form of prayer and meditation.
Best not having anything, especially hope.
Breath in her lungs and chores is plenty.
copyright © 2018 Kenneth P. Gurney