Every Red Light

driving makes me crazy

so every red light now
is a moment of peace

a time to sit
           to breathe
           to be

not driving
not thinking

not worrying
about the other drivers
or the time
or my destination

this red light
this time now
is for me
to be at peace

/ / /

This poem was written in response to the peaceful poem prompt at Poetic Asides. It was inspired by the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh.

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