Wednesday, April 29, 2020

don’t give up

when you freeze
in that all-too common
grip of fear
please remember

no moment
is ever permanent

you will heal
you will survive


life on pause

like so many of us
who are forcefully homebound
I have begun to listen

to the birds
who continually voice
their thoughts in song

to the leaves
who sweetly dance
with an ever-present wind

perhaps I would have missed
these beautiful things
had I not slowed down



I think it’s safe
to assume
that we are all
filled with anxiety

so let’s take
a restful moment
to breathe slowly
just you and me



*Published in Cantos: A Literary and Arts Journal, 2020