How to Relax

no point in pointing to the past
each momentum passes upon
coming

in the space between
arriving & leaving you
learn to breathe

to breathe is
to fall
loose into mattresses
of surf
full of air
bubbles

drift to shore
with the slow tide
as light as moon go
in the sky
and on the sea.

Sitting on the wooden bench under the lilac,
while Chloe plays in the age-old schoolyard,
Papa awaits the second coming, not knowing
what to expect, unable to recall the first coming.

6 thoughts on “How to Relax

  1. Lovely.

    Couldn’t help my Haiku obsession:

    every momentum
    passes upon coming in
    the spaces between

    as light as moon goes
    in the sky and on the sea
    with the slow tide drift

    1. No worries. About moon go. I thought moon glow, the song, the moon, but I’ve used it, and the verb go here seemed better syntax and repetition of the how to do something theme.

  2. “In the space between arriving & leaving you learn to breathe”
    Like the eye of a cyclone. All calm.
    It’s a strange and wonderful period. A sense of laying down and surrendering to the unconscious for just a moment.
    I sometimes sit on the beach dreaming my life away. Often there will be no seagulls as company. As a lonely single seagull arrives, I wonder if it is the first of many or the last of travelling mass.
    However history and future play out, I have embraced that special moment of nothing.
    Great work Joe – absolutely love this.B

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