A Relative Pause

A breeze breaks the silence
Disturbs the calm napping body
And delicately nudges with a
Hint of peace, as needed

Memory forgets the breeze quickly
Like joy followed by tragedy
Like a bad golf swing followed by a good one
That breeze evaporates unceremoniously, unasked

Arising with awaiting to-do lists for living
Trapped by warrior-like loyalty to being busy
Crashing into greedy appetites for approval from the gods-of-completion
Now the silence seeks the breeze, for oxygen




- artwork by Zamir Shatz
- mailed to California -