That I do not retire to a hospital bed
nor call out from the innards of a jail cell
never having creditors at my door
or wallow in the mire of despair

…. this- is peace to me

That my days are not likened to those of Sisyphus
and my nights are not as the insomniac owl
or even that my dreams are not raging storms

…. this- is peace to me

©Vivian Zems

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