By Lauren Raine (1999, 2016)
(Performed with drum in a much darkened room. Three voices, at different positions in the room, speak the words.)
Take a deep breath,
feel your feet on the living Earth.
The rhythm of your heart like a drum,
beating in slow time with the quiet,
of the planet:
Let the breath of the world gather in your chest.
Close your eyes, with each slow breath
feel your hands branching,
becoming green, leafing into the world,