abidance 2

abidance 2
note to self

when you recognize
you’re caught in a
frenzied parade of
rampant thoughts
stop
breathe
abide

notice how sunlight
plays on wavering leaves
a squirrel dances the fence
the red-tailed hawk
nabs a goldfinch midair
and silence underpins it all
investigate that

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

I welcome comments and discussion!

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