Living with a lighter touch,
I see impermanence as my greatest teacher now,
My greatest guide.
Impermanence of word, of thought, of body and mind,
Of friend and love, even.
I see attachment to it all as the greatest cause of my suffering.
These sleepless nights,
This panic and holding.
Impermanence is my greatest teacher now
Of my own insignificance.
And I see every word, every thought, every line, every grasping
As cells in my body soon to be gone…