a Living Paradise

Paradise is being conscious of each breath
in out in communion with all existence.
More still, paradise is engaging
with energetic flow behind appearance.

Paradise includes all aspects of life and death
and storms and calm and sex and gender and butter
flies cats dogs goats eating grass and children laughing
crying and munching apples being loved in love.

Paradise is union with dark and day sun bright stars
twinkling at night. It’s a mama bear clawing salmon
from rapid waters of crystal clear consciousness
and life and death supports love in action.

Paradise is a soup of wordless energies,
a merry-go-round with no tangential departures
or components needing replacement or repair.
Paradise is living reality outside the dream.