Qi

In traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy, Qi (pronounced Chee) is the vital life force that flows through the body.

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Qi

I think I remember feeling it
long ago, ebbing and flowing,
altering everything about me.

I recall my first encounter, 
ages ago, at the University
in that meditation class,

OM-ing and focusing on breath
under the blue-sky maples
with Professor Gurumeister;

and I guess I sailed, then,
unanchored, adrift, imagining
I could avoid current events.

But I’m almost ancient now, and
the Morning News reminds me
I’ve forgotten the Guru’s name.

No matter; no matter. Nothing
matters anymore; I breathe deep,
unfurl my inner sail, and sail away.

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RDP Tuesday ~ Qi
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