I rest.

rest

Room dark
Fan whirring
Sleeping in my underwear
I rest.

I feel
the top of my head
neck, shoulders, hands
chest, rib cage, hips
knees, ankles, toes.

The firm mattress holds my body,
supporting,
beneath me.

It holds my body, and the earth holds it.
I am learning to trust.

Our feet, they carry us.
Our pelvic floors, they hold us.
Horizontals in the body
where one can loosen and
expand and
rest.

I am learning to rest.
To show up fully in my resting place.
Instead of being up and out and putting on a show
I am down and in and breathing into my being.
I untie the knots in my gut and feel the energy flow down through my pelvis
through my legs
through the bottoms of my feet
that hold me.

The firm mattress holds my body,
supporting,
beneath me.

It holds my body, and the earth holds it.
I am learning to trust.

I rest.