Oh, blessed asteroid

hurtling toward Earth

please annihilate me.


Destroy the piranhas

that gnaw on my heart.

Obliterate the gnats

that buzz in my head.


“Really?” a voice within whispers.

“What if you simply surrender,

let go of the lower concerns

you hold so dear?”


I call out for help,

chant and sit with the pain

of loosening mind’s grip

on its many Legos and Barbies.


Suddenly, the Beloved’s

asteroid of love

soars within me.


Understanding dawns,

while with a puff of Breath,

all heartache

is balmed to smithereens.