content

freshly washed
warm and languid
sit
breathe
slow
thoughts jostle
push them away
sit
breathe
slow
one word
amid the noise
content

surrender

holidays just begun
yet my brain
   not quite letting go
   of the so-many-things
   which threatened
   to overflow
   and dribble out my ears

can’t stop
and now
it is time
to r-e-l-a-x
enjoy this freedom
s
   l    d
      o    o
         w    w
                   n
but still I am
on full-alert
like a meerkat
on guard-duty
so I must breathe
slow and steady
and try
to
surrender