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Two worlds

when love falls apart

We are walking.

We both see a dead rabbit in the road.

I exclaim and want to move it,

you step in first.


You step in

and kick it to the kerb,

I hurt.


You pick it up by the tale,

fingers protected in a plastic bag,

and let the dogs sniff it

as you swing it around.

I hurt.


You drop it in grass,

it lands awkwardly.

I hurt.


I bend,

smooth it,

stroke it,

it is warm,


it’s life feels close by.

I whisper thanks for it,

tell it to go,

tell it I am here,

that I see,

that I value,

that I care.


You stand and watch.


You see a dead rabbit in the road.

I see life in its precious, connected, dying beauty.


We live in two worlds.


Julie Leoni

Julie Leoni

Coach, author, podcaster, facilitator, Yoga and psychology teacher, learner

I have over 30 years of experience and qualification in various therapeutic and meditation/mindfulness based approaches. I work with change. Some changes we chose, others happen to us.  Sometimes we know we want to change but don't know how. Sometimes we don't want to change but external events or people are forcing us to change. The menopause, children leaving home, the end of a relationship or job, becoming a parent, coming out, bereavement are just some of the personal changes I support people with. I also work with people who want to make changes to their life and wider world in response to social issues such as Covid, the climate crisis and racial, sexual and gender inequalities. Times are changing whether we want them to or not and we need to be nimble, agile, curious and open in order to part of the new story emerging. Work with me to get clear on what matters to you, what makes your heart sing and what kind of future you want for yourself and those you love. It is possible to live differently, get in touch to explore how.

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