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Devotion

I am so devoted to you.
That is the way you designed me.

These hands so small, yet
able to connect 
with distant planets
with a simple touch.

This spine,
a bone mala,
stretched between heaven and earth.
My prayers recited over and over
with each breath.
Matching the rhythm
of the ocean.
Just like you intended
when you drew me up.

This heart so vast that it
can reach towards you in every direction.
This mind, when clear, is made from the
very same fabric as yours.

And so, I devote myself to you,
for that is exactly what I was designed to do.

-Taya
In the Book Sutra Of Stars- Available Here

About the Author

TayaTaya Malakian is a poet, an artist, a yogini, a mother, and a minister/spiritual advisor. She strives to bring deep wisdom, ceremony and soulfulness into every aspect of daily life. She lives in Nevada City, Ca.View all posts by Taya →