“Be Still” by Mark Hartley

while you worry about what each note means,
the band plays on.
you are running from a dog
who only chases because you run.
turn and face him.
though you hear the buzzing of the bee grow louder
be still.
do not fear a sting you have never felt,
you just might be a flower.
do not worry
about things falling into place.
where they fall
is the place

“Be Still” by Mark Hartley. Via Attentional Fitness Training, 2008. © Mark Hartley.