Emotions are the most unreliable of the human instinct – I find. They are fleeting; disappearing into the abyss just as quickly as they arrive. I constantly push them aside… just so I can see clearly. This write is more about negative emotions.

As if walking on quick- sand
or catching the wind as it touches land
-so is making emotion my friend

What friend blind-folds me
without thought of harmony?
What friend greets me with shackles
then throws back its head and cackles
with no thought for outcomes?

What peace can be found
outside myself by having one
so unfaithful act for me?

I carress the lips of wisdom
-succumb to her embrace
Only then does the peace
within and without
wear the same face

©Vivian Zems

Poets United- Peace on Earth