Race/Rest

We have been

training

for the run —

the race —

from the moment

our feet

hit the ground.

Now we must learn

how to rest

with no one

to teach us,

for it hasn’t

yet

been done

in our

recorded history.

Peace

The hardest won peace was never between nations, among houses, or within families. It has always been the peace that whispers in a human heart, finally, and entirely, at rest with its own nature.

Firestone Friday: Poem XXIII

None of us

thinks “I am evil,”

yet

the world

is full

of the stuff.