The Hardest Work
The hardest work is to not work at all;
at every turn we twitch
and scramble to make something happen.
We fight against the very nature of peace
in order to somehow manage to attain it
The hardest work is to be quiet;
is to not fill our minds with language,
will always lead us to our own understanding
our own perspective, our own meaning;
hence, never growing
The hardest work is to breathe consciously
because unawares we gasp
and huff, and hold our breathe
as if it could somehow conceal our demons
by doing so
The hardest work is to see;
we blink and turn as if some abstract distraction
deserves the better of our attention;
because to stare to long in the eyes of another
is to tell too much.
and who can stop those tears once the floodgate opens?
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