took a two-week vacation
from processing emotions to study
textbook terms of a new job
names procedures circadian rhythms
life changes like magnets mixing up
the signals to my heart's compass
times like these I know to keep
that needled stone in my pocket
and just walk straight awhile
now everything's piled up
on my bed like unsorted mail
tangled like extension cords
tv shows caught in my sex
life snagged on my calendar
mixed with my family clogging
the pipe I pass through
my bloated brain has a stomach ache
my heart hunger pains
I'm back. And I think I need to be.
Photo by Bashereyre
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How do you keep yourself "centered"? Or, to put it another way, what do you do to settle and feel more like yourself during a big change?