stillness

since the start of Lent
(or so)
i’ve been meditating
10 minutes in the morning
before i leave for work
not every day of course

(some people seem to think
i’m a disciplined sort
of person
it’s adorable that you think that)

i rarely enter real stillness
for more than a few moments

i think i have
and then i realize
that that’s about
the 18th thought
to occur to me
within the past
30 seconds

so it goes

this morning
while i was trying to be still
the thought of this poem came to me
and it did not want to go

i told it to begone
and i thought it went
but look
here it is

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