I

I should have moved
But meditated
Substituted
Silence
In place of facing
A façade of bliss
Across from you
Supplanted sadness with
Tranquility
Contacting too carefully
Sparing familiarity
Practiced
Stillness
Instead
Of presence
I should have moved
But meditated

-a.r.

To school
Painting: In School, by Igor Melnikov

~ by April on March 15, 2016.

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