The Naked Ritual 

The naked ritual,

I undid my hems

And that’s what I did to my close minded outlook 

I soaked my feet in brine

And that’s what I did to soothe my aching worries 

I inhaled, I exhaled, morning and night

And that’s how I welcomed life and and the unexpected 

And by the time I lay to sleep 

I was aware of myself, naked to the core

My naked self raising the question, 

“What relationship have you, with yourself?”