The power within our feet

One of my favorite moments
Is a morning walk
Feet bare in dewy grass

I leave the house without my shoes
On routes I wouldn’t have tried or suspected
Adventures I couldn’t have known or directed

My feet lead the way, taking me to
Rose bushes in bloom
Cherry trees in the ripening

They ask I walk slowly
To a point I see more of my surroundings
Hips get balanced
Spine goes erect
The soles of my feet
Open, relaxed, and alert

That’s how they feel their way around

When I think of all the tools
We add to our lives to make it better
And how we are oblivious to the ones
We are naturally equipped with

Maybe we can start here
Discovering how attune we can be
When we set foot on the Earth
Rekindling the power within our feet