September 5th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (127)

#127






                                                                           127

                                                            As calmness returned,
                                                           her thoughts tiptoed in.
                                                          like apprehensive guests,
                                                                         timidly,
                                                                  ready to leave
                                                      at the first sign of disapproval.

                                                    Like intruders afraid of the light,
                                                    her negative emotions receded,
                                                                      ashamed,
                                                  as she called them by their names.

                                                                        At last,
                                                        all unwanted guests gone,
                                                                      she was
                                                                       serene,
                                                                  surrounded by
                                                                    emptiness
                                                                         and
                                                                       silence.

                                                                                    -- Jos Stabbert