Answering My Own Questions

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I want to sit at the feet
of a spiritual teacher and ask

How do you live in peace
when there is so much terror

in the world?

My mind swarms.
many recent close calls
in my personal sphere:
the cyclist who almost died,
my sister who escaped collision
by one car’s length,
one of my husband’s colleagues
held hostage by her violent fiancee
subjected to hours
of extreme fear,
the trauma now,
the healing that must be done
if she will ever trust again

I want to go sit at the feet
of a teacher and ask
How do you find the joy
with so much sadness?

And then I remember
I am my own teacher.

So I sit down,
and I breathe deeply,
and I answer my own questions.

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