Today I recognized
one of the things
that keeps me from Calm,
is an inner voice saying,
“You can’t be calm!
You’ve got to do this,
and what about that?
The list is endless, according to this little voice,
Endless reasons, endless tasks
And Calm, and the Joy born of Calm
Can only be permitted at the finish line
Where all tasks and reasons for no-calm are at last silenced.
But there is no finish line.
So in response to you, little voice
ever telling me my calm happy place
can only exist upon achieving
every single thing there is to do
I say this: