Advice to Myself
from The Mother Poems by Shambhavi Sarasvati at Kindred 108. We're all kindred here.
from the cave of the heart.
Don’t waste energy arguing
with those who cling to skepticism,
rectitude, and books.
Stop exhausting yourself pulling
at what holds them to the forced way.
Their chains are also God.
Remain small and receptive
like a homeless person
lingering at the door.
You never know when the inmates
might call out
and ask to share in
from The Mother Poems by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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