April 4, 2022
Say you go off alone for long walks in the woods,
or sneak out at night to watch far stars parading.
If you tend to ignore all the oughts and the shoulds,
your Whoosh is what pushes away the afraiding.
Your Whoosh gives you poems, new colors in art,
suggestions you find inconveniently true,
Your Whoosh is the part that says, “Follow your heart.
Follow the way meant for Y-O-U you.”
The thing about Whooshes though — they’re pretty shy.
If they feel forgotten or smothered or swirled,
they may leave you one night without saying goodbye.
And then you’ll be Whooshless, adrift in the world.
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