“I can’t relax”
I never could relax very well. I tried so hard to heed so-called experts’ advice. They said relaxation can ease many aches and pains - even blood pressure among other things. I would close my eyes in an attempt to meditate but my mind always got away.
At 22, I did relax a little bit with an older guy who caught my eye. However I ended up getting burn in more ways than one. Maybe that is why I can hardly relax now. I’m too busy remembering how relaxation got me into compromising positions and situations that I don’t ever talk about. I breathe in and out with ease to reach that relaxation phase. Perhaps I will feel amazing afterwards like those so-called experts proclaim. Yet my mind continues to run laps around the course.
under the trees
inhale and exhalethe fresh air
- Written for dVerse Halibun #14 - Too Many Mind"
This is my first attempt a writing a halibun poem, so it may not be totally in line with the form. I really like this prompt, though I somewhat took another path by talking about trying to relax rather than what I do to relax.