Tagged: peace

ever so often,

pardon, let me park

pardon, let me park
my brain here, turn off the engine
of thoughts, or even

just let it, god-forbid, idle –
yes, for longer than five minutes

allow us to spend

allow us to spend
a bit of the day counting
sheep, for a fixed peace

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: sheep

we are at once at

we are at once at
war and peace with ourselves, finding
alliance at sea

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: alliance

remember i told

remember i told
you there is only zen when
you stop searching – it’s

more like a leaning into the
wind to stay still, for a moment

all day, i keep

all day, i keep
forgetting that you
left us this morning,
and even now, when
i quiet my heart to
take in the news, i
hear old news, when
you called eight years
ago to say that he’s
gone, and do not be
sad, it was so peaceful,
you were reading to him
as he sat in his favorite
chair, and then
you were reading.
tonight, i am not ready
for the details just yet.
there are no brave
messengers. you are
gone, but not yet gone

we accept that we

we accept that we
will be detectives of one
another’s hearts – some

days, you’ll need to turn up the
bass, and that’ll be alright

first thing, saturday

first thing, saturday
morning, you take
the temperature
of our nation without
fail – another
shooting, another
breach, a familiar
unrest, a polished
contempt – i am
in the other room,
hanging on until
brunch, waiting
for a bloody peace

maybe we are all

with mind’s stillness,

with mind’s stillness,
east, west are good.
if one stirs not to any
degree, there is no
need for escape
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