Work, school, kids, partner, mother, sister, driver, exercise
cooking, cleaning, washing, drying, folding
putting away, picking up, feeding, tucking in
hurry and take a deep breath.
let’s go, hurry, hurry, rapido, vite, tout suite
don’t stop, pick up the pace, can you?
Yes. Yes. Yes.
I can, I will, I’ll try, I promise
I should, shouldn’t I?
No. Really. No, you can’t.
You shouldn’t. You ought not to.
It’s okay to say no. To stop. To rest.
Sleep now. Close your eyes.
Stop whirling, dervish.
Stop spinning – you are
not the world, the sun,
the only one.
Breathe. Deeply. Slowly.
See the sunrise, the moonrise,
the tide change.
Be the sand
grain by grain.