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By River JoyPublished 22 days ago β€’ 1 min read

the other day i was meditating,

well i was pretending to meditate

i wasn't quite ready to greet the day

i thought maybe if i pretended it wouldn't come

all i could picture

was a raccoon

with a care bears t-shirt on

but like in a cool way

and i acknowledged the thought

and waited for him to drift away

but then i thought

what if this is enlightenment?

i wouldn't know

what if this cool dude is here

to congratulate me on being

excellent at meditation

i had fooled him with my pretending too

then of course the sun came up

and magic like that

tends to disappear in the daylight

the sun came up and i was not ready

and i did not have my enlightened raccoon

but i knew i had to keep moving

well, i knew i would keep moving

with or without enlightenment

or a raccoon in a t-shirt

with a beloved childrens cartoon on it

the sun came up

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About the Creator

River Joy

I make things with paint and words and light. I was once described as an asshole with Mr. Rodgers vibes.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran16 days ago

    This was cute and relatable! I loved it!

  • This was just great. Gave me a big big smile 😊

  • KJ Aartila17 days ago

    Such a cute vision & sweet message. :)

  • Cathy holmes17 days ago

    Beautiful piece. Well done.

  • Denelsia Walker22 days ago

    Beautiful scribe. πŸ’

  • Em Starrrrr22 days ago

    Another poetic gem from the brilliant mind of River! I really hope enlightenment does come in the form of a raccoon in a Care Bears tee! Anything else will feel lacking now haha.

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