Sunday, June 10, 2018

Try It Now (Day 508)


How many tones ring 
in your ears when 
you silence Them?

When you uninvite 
Them from the daily
celebration that is 
your morning coffee?

When you mute Their 
urgent, insincere pleading 
and fearmongering?

Do you suddenly 
hear papery leaves
—mere buds, last time 
you noticed them—
rustling in the whisper 
of a breeze?

How many heartbeats, 
before eternity settles 
back into your center?

Until the exquisite 
smallness of the everyday 
smooths the lines of
tension from your brow? 

Try it now, and 
count yourself 
among the blessed.


(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Winslow Homer, Girl in a Hammock1873
Oil on canvas, Colby Museum of Art (via Wikimedia Commons)