Before going out into the world,
I mirror-gaze to see what is seen,
and then open the door and go forth.
Before engaging with another,
I stop and look intently for them;
and then, in peace I bow discreetly
Before encroaching into your space,
I step forward with my arm outstretched;
and then, embrace with my heart kissing.
These are my rituals for what is,
they set me up for truth and oneness,
to revel in our community.
Yes, I can’t just barge into the zone.
I must give time and space to enter
harmony with the environment.