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  • Cease, cease!
    Do not seek,
    be sought out.
    Hush, hush!
    Do not choose,
    be chosen.
    Be still, be very still!
    In this grove,
    not a leaf rustles,
    nor a twig cracks.
    All is waiting for your return, frozen with longing.

    You have gone about this all backwards.
    Here, here!
    Through the gateless gate;
    I am here, waiting.

    I am that still small voice you have ignored,
    I am that wild idea you discounted,
    I am that outrageous strength,
    that exquisite tenderness,
    that essential beingness you have craved
    from the time
    you took your first big gulp of breath,
    from the time you entered this strange hallucination.

    In your confusion, in your distraction, you misplaced me.
    In all the commotion you forgot about me.
    Yet, steadfastly I wait
    and how I thrill
    at the idea of our reunion.

    Come, come!
    The time is now.
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