a starlit sky
residing in fantasy
at my peril
I let go of my cravings
to embrace this passing wind
I learn to unlearn each day. Unlearn the paralyzing fear of others’ judgement. Unlearn the urge to rail against every inconvenience I encounter. Unlearn the way I bend under the burden of a whirling dervish of petulant worries.
I learn to unlearn slowly. A classroom observation by my supervisor overshadows me in dread. Another cut off on the highway or jammed photocopier ignites a palpable rage within me. The worries, like the Greek furies, often overtake me.
But at least I know that I need to learn to unlearn. Every moment I do, I ride the dragon. Every moment I do, I embrace life on life’s terms. And truly live.
a work horse grazing
so I lay my burdens down
to feel the evening breeze
for dVerse Poets’ Tuesday Poetics: I am learning still, pubtended by Mish
Real Toads’ Tuesday Platform, imagined by Sanaa Rizvi