Wednesday, February 6, 2013

From agitation to peace and back again

So many times
I've climbed and then descended
the steps from agitation
to peace and back again,
I'm wearing down
that hard smooth surface.
Soon, I hope,
it'll be an easy slide --
just close my eyes and know
I've only to extend a toe
and all the deep
will come rushing back...
But 'til then it'll still be work,
a concentrated effort,
like learning to drive a stick;
perfecting that clutch/accelerator action;

learning when to lift
and when to lower,
when to drop into a slower gear
and when to stop, get out,
get off the bus and smell the blooming flowers.

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