Somewhere Inside of Me
by Rona Brackett
There is a quiet place somewhere inside of me,
a quiet place painted blue or green inside.
It’s a peaceful pause,
a patch of soft earth between trees,
soft as moss,
uncared for, still growing.
There is a quiet moment waiting to be lived,
Unnoticed, unpretentious, uneventful,
a place to rest between appointments,
between emotions, between judgments and in between the importance and
unimportance of its existence.
I hope I can find this quiet place inside of me.
It is found in between looking.
It is discovered when the eye blinks,
In the swallow before words,
In the open throat of a canary before it sings.
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Rona Brackett is a leukemia survivor living in Napa, CA. She is in the process of publishing a book of poems.
This article was originally published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, March/April 2008.