it’s time to write, said the king.
i can’t find my favorite pen, i said.
this isn’t the right chair.
i don’t have enough time.
make the time, said the king.
sit on the floor. use the ink of your tears.
i’m not any good, i said.
if i do it then everyone else will know
that i’m not any good.
you are energy in ecstatic motion.
you are perfect as you are, said the king.
but there’s a monster inside, i said.
it’s trying to break out of the cage.
it must be destroyed.
the door is unlocked,
and your monster is invited, said the king.
it’s not safe.
there’s a porcelain doll in there.
the world will break her.
she is stronger than you think.
and Love will always protect her, said the king.
i’m but a silly jester, i said.
i have nothing to contribute
it’s time to write, trickster.
enough of this tomfoolery.
i see you
i hear you, and i love you.
your laughter lights the night-time sky.
the world needs you, said the king.
to walk through fear
with love in your heart
and a spear by your side.
to be the peaceful warrior you are.
to stand for Love,
and only Love.