He said, “good night” and I closed my eyes,
to another closed chapter.
For the world I was asleep, but
my mind was running in all directions,
impervious to sleep.
I tried to embrace my mind, to
suppress, repress a possible heartbreak,
But I let it run, run as far as it could,
for I knew by morning it would be back
in the Now.
In the morning, when I woke up,
my mind was sharp as ever,
with a pledge so solemn:
‘Let’s stay focused and kind,
but build walls of ice around me.’
I couldn’t help but smile,
how long could the Ice bear
the Fiery Glow within?