Stay inside the house, we are told.
Stay 6 feet away from others to play safe.
This — a time to be together – you with yourself
Me with myself and stillness.
To court silence and gaze within, smiling
Without judgment or thought weaving.
Think of this time as a blessed retreat
A break from the mind’s relentless narratives
A time to dive into an ocean of a recluse’s peace.
Aren’t the wild spinning tales of the mind
Actually different from what actually is?
We drop them like stained clothes
Reaching for the soothing solace and comfort
Of this moment’s hugging arms of stillness.