Temptation

Stephen Chinnock

9 April 2020

Temptation is there
For the soul of the owl
Withdraw completely
Live in a dark cold cave
Shedding all the layers
Of civilised society

Meditate
Contemplate
Observe
In intimate detail
The natural world
Without disturbance

Every leaf on a tree
Every stone
Under the water
Rushing by

These are the spaces
Of relief
From the over constructed
Dimensions of our time!