Activist

You can be an activist
by planting Winter squash,
walking in the ancient forest,
listening to your children,
or smiling from your heart
at someone who is lonely.
True "activism" means
gently yet wholly immersing
your astonished body
in the flow of Presence
and permitting the mystery
to breathe you deeper
into harmony with all creatures
wherever you are,
whatever you are doing.
The rest is just political
chatter in your skull.
Earth is not transfigured
by how much you do,
but how wantonly and
nakedly you plunge
into this moment.