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In Place

“I can’t look anymore. It makes me feel too sick.” (overheard)

I am going
crazy with anger.
No, grief.

I am not going
to lose my grip
on goodness.

I am going
to stop panicking
over emergencies.

I am not going
to listen to the news
which is breaking.

I am going
to focus on people
I know.

I am not going
to try to solve anything

I am going
to rest in the library
of new and selected dreams.

I am not going
to promise I am going

If you need me,
Wait here.

written by Anne McCrady

NEWSLINKS: New York Times, MSNBC, Washington Examiner, New York Times