Be Still

for now the Earth tells us

to be still: to stop for a

moment and listen to the

birdsong outside the

window; to take the time

to breathe the fresh air

outside the front door; to

let footsteps wander out

along paths to green spaces,

those ones that only locals

ever know; for now is the

time to slow down, and

to watch the butterflies

as they patrol among the

blossoms: for there is no

finish line to race towards

other than the setting of

the sun, and the rule of

only one hour allowed

out of doors, for exercise