My body lies heavy, sinking into the ground,
Muscles settling over bones like rich, wet earth hugging the roots of a tree.
I feel my heart beat slowing, the rush of my pulse quieting,
As mighty rivers give way to streams, creeks, trickles of water.
Warmth radiates from the surface of my skin, fed by a fire stoked deep in my belly,
Like the molten core cradled in the planet’s center.
I allow myself to breathe gently, as air is invited into my lungs,
Then surrendered again into the wind.
Time slows down, the space between—
Movements, heartbeats, breaths, thoughts—
Stretches out as I float into the ether.