August 25, 2019-
It’s been long in coming,
this being able to empty my mind,
and to sit, just taking in the stillness.
It’s been so much the focus of longing,
this being able to go about and not
have a thousand thoughts and scenarios
distracting me from what is here and now.
It’s such a relief,
to be with people and not concern myself
with the superfluous,
with how people look,
but rather to focus on how they are,
and of what they dream.
Stillness, presence and depth of character
cannot be forced,
as someone tried to do with me,
They must be brought out
by love, by patience, by a sense of balance.