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This is Your Life

written by: Heidi Baker



Just like that.
Don't go in the house.
Not yet.
Don't do a next thing.
Where you are
be there.
Breathe in
breathe out
look around.
Trace every shadow,
each outline
from left to right
in a slow arc.
Note what your life looks like
from this single point
in time
breathing in
breathing out
otherwise silent.
Don't decide.
Don't think.
Just look.
What do you see?
Can you feel your life?
It's here.

Heidi Baker

Heidi Baker

Heidi Baker is a second-generation poet and story teller whose writing reflects inner landscapes shaped by journeys of miles and other measures: from Illinois to Arizona, work to home, childhood to adulthood to parenthood. Gentle, imaginative, full of honesty and wonder, her clear writing captures the sacredness of everyday moments. In addition to her growing body of published works, Heidi creates space for other writers, youth and adult, through facilitation of workshops and groups.
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