Rooting around in the basement of the mind brings nothing but

misery and pain

Buried under old wounds lie bitterness, envy, malice and red rage



Summon the elevator of your mind and rise ….and rise

above that cemetery of woes

-letting light flood through the windows of your soul

where all thoughts that are beautiful, pure, noble, encouraging and worthy of praise live in harmony

It is here one must dwell

the mind- devoid of protective barriers

the wails from below becoming quieter and quieter

as your lips part in perfect laughter

©Vivian Zems

Real Toads- Resistance

Poets United-#420