scoop up that wild, restless mind
and cradle it in your arms
love it, care for it
but do not over indulge it
kiss each finger and each toe
but learn to let go
and allow it to grow.
eventually it may be able to walk right besides you
eventually you may be able to maintain
a sense of separateness
but you never lose sight of it
no longer do you cling too tight
or fear that you might lose it.