My gaze lingers for a moment
fixed on the distant shore,
coming back to this view
as many times I have before.
Returning to the riverbank
I carefully select a stone
and place it midstream,
one step closer to home.
Longing fuels my quest,
seeking another stone to pave my way,
a path that seems without an end
yet somehow I sense…
Inspiration strikes like a snake!
A flash of insight and I know,
no more steps need I take,
there is no distance, nowhere to go.
And so I settle in the midst
of what was once a far-off goal,
and realize without a doubt "I am",
and have always been completely whole.