This Moment…

I slow down
and finally I stop.
Forgetting to move in this deep forest.
No wonder they say that silence has roots.
My head spins
because of the sudden stillness.
I had been moving
through traffic
where there were no stop signs.
I grab a fistful of the earth
damp from yesterday’s rain
and squeeze them till my hands burn
wanting to pull it out
from its slumber
and it is I
who is awaking
my eyelids
lift
and I’m gazing
at life.

©Malintha Perera 2015

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