NEW PLACES

Do you know

Stormy Night

that you paint the pictures

of my desires frustrated

upon the windows and doors of this town?

In the last violent gust

I felt an outworn

response to situations

I cannot change .

Now, breathing

into

this in -between ,

still moment ,

my muscles relax,

all of me receives

the knowing

that desiring nothing

eases my inner storm.

i accept

that this is where i am.

this present is the result

of my past choices.

i have learned

i can fight

what is before me

or  I can envelope

every part of me

in gratitude

to be in partnership with life

more intimately

knowing the door to

unforeseen new

places

invariably

opens

as I

accept

what is

here and

now.