A single word spoken

in a breathless instant

to a single person

who takes from the moment

the memory they’ve chosen

to maintain.

A single word

in a single moment

falling upon a single set of ears

can send those ears running

or crawling

toward preservation

of that word.

The sharing of this word

and the resonance within it

enlivens the movement of truth

and connection

to all existence.

Underestimating your words

is a denial of connection

to that existence.

Because the very instant

that word is uttered,

ringing true in the ears of another,

its memory encompasses every bit

of that moment,

be it blessed or bloody

in the mind of your other.

Be impeccably connected

to the full weight

of all your words

in every moment,

and the ebb and flow of life

will become easier

to navigate.