Morning – The Mind Awakens and Recoils
Light at the window signals dawn
and brings hope for the new day.
Eyes open, the mind awakens with hesitancy
then recoils as darkness returns.
Retreat under the covers, hide,
curled tight in a protective stance.
Breathe deeply, cleansing the body
and strengthening resolve.
Stretch and relax each tense limb.
Concentrate and follow the breath,
emptying the mind to welcome calm,
peaceful memories and thoughts.
Insidious darkness fills the spirit
infecting the quiet, safe surroundings.
Despair cloaks the soul as control is lost
and depression descends.