Stillness

The stillness you seek inside
is all around you,
effervescent with stars,
hungering tears and
waves of otherness.
The strength you want in
in a noble leader
is the heart-crushing softness
of your own breath.
The touch you yearn for
in the nearness of a lover
undulates your spine,
fermented nectar
rising from the green earth
to kiss the boundless sky
through your body.
I keep telling you, dear friend,
you seek the One you are.