5 Minute Calm

"Zen in a Cup"
8" x 10" mixed media art on canvas

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"Let go of attachment,"
whispered the summer wind

Yet the void in the soul
coils with despair
like a serpent poised to bite

The ancient teachings
are only strong
when the Heart is open

Therefore,
let your spirit steep
in calm

And just as tea leaves
bring tea to its fullest potential,
calmness will transform
the waters of your despair
into a sacred drink.