rushing water vortex whirlpool
running, swirling, funneling
rushing to you, to something
haste to fill the hole to
hush this voice pouring
acid over soluble foundations
rushing thoughts all rapids
coursing through how we got here
and what could be or
what can be made from a vacuum
piece by piece put me together
while others run on I am
applying glue by the starting line
(did I put the pieces together right?)
why? gushes a jet of water from a breach
why did I start so wrong?
my first steps shattered me to pieces
why did I see a sad version of me
in broken reflections?
water flows over ice
and carries those frozen pieces out to sea
water flowing over roots
dangling by banks of sod
water sustains me and it wears me down
I am here, and I am here with me
I hold my inner child
and I kiss his head and bathe him in water
fragmented as I am I stand
in a torrent of water a life
I can ask for nothing
but to know and to know myself
and to know that I am here with me

Photo by Kaique Rocha on

Published by Miles of Mindfulness

My name is Mike Bragg. I'm a Denver-based cycling enthusiast and a big advocate of mindfulness. I enjoy the outdoors, and I use mindfulness practices to help myself be more present with my adventures. I like to read challenging material, and I have a keen interest in ancient history and natural sciences.

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