Confidently Lost

There is a knowing
that comes from being lost
for just long enough
to lose your grounding

So lost that up is down and down is up
that familiar cannot be found
and newness is all there is

I’ve reached this new place
many times this summer
found myself doing dishes at the outdoor spigot
in the rain
singing to myself
talking to the dogs

found myself up on my own roof
looking around at the acres for miles and miles
and the big big sky
feeling so tiny
staying in that discomfort
softening into it

and knowing
that I’m lost
and found
all at once

(Title inspiration from Sabrina Claudio)