I have learned patience
in all the time I have spent
waiting. I have become
calm, content, peaceful,
solitary, strong, one.
I have learned to let it wash over
roll past, elude me another moment.
I have watched the endless stars
and the still wind and the aging
earth. I have tasted the stillness
of silence.
I have seen what lies
just below. I have walked
around the world,
and I have found myself
waiting here once again.
I have learned to contently