Poem: Chen Tai Chi

It starts slow.
I move
In perfect control.
The rhythm speeds
And energy flows
Suddenly it stops.
I’m just getting started
Faster and faster
I move.
Sweat drips down
My naked torso
Finally ready
I take up the blade.
The dance begins again
More lethal this time
More demanding.
Cold steel flashes
Body moves
And I am
One with the Spirit.
For a moment
The cosmic tumblers align.
The moment is gone too soon
But with each dance
My body
My mind
My soul
Are transformed.
Made new.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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