Stress. Good stress. But it’s all
stress. My body feeling the shake
tremor, inner squeech. Mind racing
in anticipation, when resolution
is not yet really in the cards.
Breathe two, three, four. Deep
cleansing breath now. Close
the eyes. In through the nose
out through the mouth. Slow
Where did we learn these things
to “trick the body” as LBJ said
when he put on his “jammies”
for his mid-day nap.
So I will sit in my big green chair.
And open a book and close my eyes.
And breathe two, three, four….