Touch the tears when sorrow comes
and your heart is bending low.
When heaviness has settled in,
touch the tears and let them flow.
Touch the tears, the cleansing wash,
the wellspring of your spiritual grace.
Release with abandon, holding not.
Touch the tears to your dry face.
Touch the tears with all your being.
Let your body shake and tremble:
true release of deepest feeling.
Touch the tears, let Spirit handle.
By Jeanne Loehnis, 2005