California Hot Springs

A gathering
Men united by pain and fear
Corrected paths lead here
To warmth within cold
To words within silence

The stars above
The stars within
The light hidden in the darkness

Two paths, one truth
Release in focus
Slavery in control

All is common
Though perspectives unique
A living practice
Known and relearned

What do we know of suffering?
Enough…enough.

Taking direction once again
All resistance man-made
Drop the rock
It’s all the same
A bond of proximity
Shared by a fire
My memory lingers…

We had a moment
And this too shall pass
Beneath a different sky

When men’s hearts are stronger
More a man they will be.