news is flashing

breath is present

thought is spinning

breath is present

news flashes rolls scrolls

thoughts spin trip loop

about a moment, a memory, a worry

miles away, decades ago, days from now

inches away, hours from now, minutes ago

where is strength

to be right here

to deal, to see, to feel, to hear

without fear

for a space, a small place of mental calm

for human clarity in our human calamity

next breath

is right now

is right here

in now

out now

let thought come

let thought go

thoughts and thinking

now and present

breaths and breathing

deep and peaceful