In this hallowed haven,
dazed or defiant,
limbs scrunched or stretched for miles,
I can take up all the room.
Scream past safe decibels and watch sound waves distort air
that I inhale to exhale in silence.
Play music at volcanic erupting volume and not disturb the neighbors.
Don’t nobody else live around here.
This place of purge before purity emerges on sage smudged holy ground.
The ‘here’ I enter before the ‘there’ I retreat,
where it all comes together as a nexus of calm with coolness past cares.
Erratic patterns finding melody.
Confusion subsides to oneness.
And all is balance.
All is center.
Interference meets rhythm.
Heavy burdens fall to chasms of oblivion.
No other peace exists so pleasing yet powerful.
Who gives a damn about packaging, décor, or all other peripherals
when in possession of unconditional acceptance.
The relief that comes from holding back nothing.
No eyes attached to unwelcome advances will follow
for a private location by invitation only.
I keep my circle small—minuscule really.
Forever warm/natural lighting/clothing optional/secluded beach access/
kettle boiling/book nooks aplenty/barefoot elegance
breathing in time with ocean waves.
I fire my insecurities,
and my rage.
Question choices, development, cognition, and drive.
Splintering self into a million shards deemed catastrophic
and a mess of my own making.
Profound realization the sweeter through unfettered release.
Cleanses me all.
Catharsis life-changing enough to write home about…
but I’m already here.
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My earliest memory is of being in ocean. Born and raised in Bermuda, I lived a childhood made of pastel joys. I've learned to make a delicious vegetarian lasagne, train as a registered nurse, and keep the juiciest of secrets. @thedaniwriter