Pressure

Girls with thick lashes
Kissing boys with moustaches
Rocky relations
Under trowels of foundation
Beautiful children, insecure and afraid
Hiding behind expectations we made.

When the fear bites
When the tears sting
When they’ve tried too hard
They simply remember we asked them to fly
and then they don’t feel …

and we wonder why.

Finding Calm

Calm lives behind the wires
Breathing slow and even
Aware, still and easy.

Calm lives behind the wires
Breathing slow and even
Calm lives behind the wires.

Aware, still and easy
Always in and waiting
Breathing slow and even

Unplug animosity, fear, anxiety
and you may find Calm:
Aware, still and easy.