state of calm – a poem

state of calm

Closed eyes
furtively glance
side to side
back and forth
as thoughts,
real and fictional
flutter furiously.
Breathe deeply,
relax the eye
the fear,
fueled by fury.
Full breathes
forcing air
into lungs,
until tension
turns into a
state of calm.

Bridge in the Fog - Copyright ©

Bridge in the Fog – Copyright ©

poetic asides

For this week’s prompt, take the phrase “State of (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem. Possible titles include: “State of the Union,” “State of Ohio,” “State of Grace,” “State of Mind,” and so on. – Robert Lee Brewer

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