on my way to morning lauds,
my thoughts were flying elsewhere.
Suddenly a beetle flew onto my lips!
reactive more than attentive,
my curiosity dampened with surprise,
i flicked it off with my hand.
It landed on the ground at my feet.
there We stayed,
staring at each other for a moment.
then, just as suddenly,
Gratitude filled me –
thank you dear beetle
for bringing me back to the present moment,
and thank you Beloved
for my mouth being closed.