The Light of Your Being

In the cave behind your eyes
there’s a fire pit
and wisdom rises
like smoke from a smokestack
at the top of your head.
There, at the soft spot
which was warm to the touch
when you were a tiny baby.
There, where your mother’s kiss
absorbed the sweet smell of birth
from the fuzz at the center.
There, where your soul
entered your body
when you were six months old,
The light of your being emanates, radiates,
and illuminates the aura that surrounds you
and makes you visible to flowers and trees
that put on coats of many colors
to acknowledge you and celebrate
your indispensable presence
in this world.