flowers against a blue sky
I find peace in the middle of things–
in a good discussion,
in hearing both street noise
and Bach in my apartment.
I find peace in the world
not in running away from it.
My inner peace
is my conflicted nature
though I have an undivided heart.
We spend too much time
looking for a way out of life.
Turmoil seeking resolution
is the peace I can offer you.

(originally c. 2019)

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