go go weeks
prepping, packing
a lengthy index
list and check
run run days
detaching us all
so we could unwind
but my mind
was forgot in the busy
and in bed
in the quiet
in the tropical air
no-see-ums arrived
to my wnreadyied head
pestering doze
and dream
go go away awake
run run away the ache
clear my heart
be still
and soon I would sleep
and even release
and wake
in Florida

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. – Mark 4:39

3 thoughts on “no-see-ums

  1. Emily, I am so glad you can find some time and space to relax! Enjoy your days and nights with the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them (so beautiful and colorful in Florida!) — gifts to you from our Lord’s loving hand!

  2. Perfect words to tell the run-around of our days and in our minds – and what effort to finally let go and breathe at last.

  3. Another EA Anderson gem;). These words –
    “go go away awake
    run run away the ache”

    Fantastic! Always amazed EA how you can build words to create things to totally new to my eyes and ears – and heart!

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