I need this before I begin
Closing my eyes, I drift, soothed by the quietness
Set sail on the sea of spontaneity
My hand brushes the waves that lap around me;
My skin tingles at the coolness, a shiver runs up my arm,
Almost like brain freeze.
I ask ” what do you want to say?”
Wait. Still. Patience!
I can’t hurry you; it’s all done in your time, not mine.
My fingers start to drum
“You need to slow down a bit, you know,
You need to take time to rest;
Don’t feel guilty”
After the manic day has quietened down, after dinner has been eaten,
Maybe after the washing up, get the washing on, check the tumble dryer.
Emails to be sent, things to prepare.
And when you do sit, you feel you should be doing something.
It doesn’t always seem quite right, you resting, doing nothing.
But you have to. You have to rest
So, that’s a challenge for this day.
Wait. Rest. Patience.