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Opening Up

Jun 4, 2021

Slowly,
Like the Iris,
Begin your opening
Into this new world.

As you emerge
Bring the most familiar:
The deep inhale and exhale of your breath
The strong rhythmic pulse of your heart.

Like the iris
Open to new beginnings.

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