Caught in the fast-spinning wild
Internal external guiding the ride
Agitation anxiety angst loneliness
Fear at times a thrownness

Even though I have resources
Can’t transcend powerful forces
Suddenly funk over me
One minute coasting next can’t see

Just when thinking I escaped
Here taste this on your plate
What causes dizzy spinning
Approaching my ninth inning

Familial patterns thick as glue
Visiting home not yet thru
Memories clouded seductive
Can’t let go what I’m up against

Push pull in the same breathe
Terrain has little happiness
I want sweetness time after time
Truth there was rarely sublime

Is visiting family different from what you want?

Can you let expectations go and be with what is?

– Stewart Levine ©

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