You are the plane of stillness between my in-breath and out-breath

The interface between Light and Dark

The turning point of the unfurling seasons

The thread that weaves disconnect to awareness




You are the discord between Silence and Harmony

The thin painful line between Love and Loss

The emptiness between colour

The dark before dawn

The ease between struggle




You are the calm before the storm

The stillness beneath the undulating waves

The struggle between Birth and Death

The final renewed breath between Death and Life




You are the flow

ever changing

You teach me fluidity, continuity

the freedom of infinite possibility


Ayesha Sabat
Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, March 2019

© Ayesha Sabat