Small Stone for Jan. 7, 2015

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Jan 7

“Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.” – Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket) Salish, 1888-1936


I watch my cat ecstatic as he rubs his nose
deep into catnipped carpet, wonder
about this herb he trips on.

Today armed with theories of existence,
I search out native herbs to soothe anxiety,
calm nerves, stop worry. I find Cloud Walking Tea.

Herbal tea

Herbal tea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Images float in my mind of light, soaring spirit,
a way out of dark thoughts. But my cupboard
is bare of Skullcap, St. John’s Wort, Valerian Root.

I eye my cat’s catnip, shake my head,
reach instead for chamomile or perhaps
simple lemon balm tea.

English: Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), her...

English: Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), herb garden, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


CAS Jan. 7, 2015




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