Noise is everywhere
I want to be free of it
my heart wants a cabin in the woods
an ideal escape

Daily life
doesn’t allow me escape
from the noise

I can only escape into something
into words
into pictures
into a bed
into my own thoughts

I yearn for quiet
for solitude
but when I’m alone
that’s when the noise
is the most defeaning

I meditate
try to clear it away
the monkey mind persists

I yearn for something deeper
than a cabin in the woods
I crave a quiet in my soul
from the noise within

I find
that underneath the noise
within the noise
between breaths
there is silence
and I simply am.

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