I awoke this morning with a certain calm,
the quiet heartbeat of my dog nearby,
the sun just beginning to radiate the room,
life seemed a slow melodic sort of tune.
Oh, there are certain ideals on my mind
that weigh heavily to be understood
yet for that moment, that initial lull
I could appreciate the sound of life alone.
Nowhere shouted the proclamatory pundits
wreaking havoc upon my state of mind
while millions of others like me would stir
to begin our daily frenzy of not knowing where.
I wonder sometime if it is that simple
to allow ourselves to breathe rather than
respond to the horrific mongering, albeit
I woke up today without the news.
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