I have made it a point
to not watch too much TV,
especially the tense, violent sort
that leave my system flooded with adrenalin
But tonight I was fished in.
My husband was watching Homeland
and I got fished in.
I sat there for two and a half hours
watching scenes of violence, fear,
tension, sadness, trickery.
And now I feel kind of awful.
Hopefully I can return my awareness to my breath.
Hopefully I can summon scenes of kindness, courage,
relaxation, joy, honesty.
Maybe I should go back
to not watching TV.
I don’t want my head filled with violence,
and somehow it sells better than almost anything.
The being in me smiles and knows that all is well.