Try Not To

I try not to panic when the traffic lights turn red

sometimes it’s simpler not to drive at all

to sit at home and watch TV

and read my books

and type to people thousands of kilometres away

 

I try not to panic when I sit on the couch

sometimes it’s simpler not to sit at all

to leave the house and walk

especially in the rain

and meditate on rising creeks and nature

 

I try not to panic when I lie at night in bed

sometimes it’s simpler not to sleep at all

to sit and write poetry

listening to the silence

and pretend to myself that everything is fine

 

 

copyright May 2016

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s