I’ve come to discover that
I see most clearly through the
melted eyes of seated meditation.
The gentle noise of even breath
is a soundtrack for realizing
that life is not impossible.
With back erect and closed lids
I feel strong enough to face an unstable
world full of frustrating inhabitants.
Surrendering to the earth to better defeat
the obstacles of battle in this world.
Perhaps tomorrow you would
like to join in this powerful silence.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.