The mind is set free,
Even the boundary wall dissolves
So, heart set free.
A mingling of conversations
Float in the coffee house air,
Young lovers oblivious for now
To the world beyond their world.
Absorbed in a manga
The customer idly stirs his ice coffee,
Beyond the glass buses and cars roam,
Everyone about their business.
Breathing without effort or thought
Finding stillness within movement;
By the ancient gate, a mother and child.
Walking old roads and ways
Lined by experience and memory
The trees are taller, distance unmeasureable,
Everything and nothing remaining the same.
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