Just Breathe

Close your eyes

Stop looking at the colors around you

Stop seeing the tabloids

The ceaseless barrage of fashion

Stop watching

Don't concentrate on mindless images

Thrown your way

Making you think

Worry

Believe you aren't good enough

Showing you things

Eyes shouldn't see

Keeping you fixed staring

At the unimportant

Cover your ears

Stop listening to the shouts

The constant yelling of commercials

Of suffocating politics

Words telling you to

Vote

Buy

Live a certain way

Lies

Telling you how things are

But really aren't

Telling you how

Stupid

Fat

Ugly

Imperfect

You are

Quotations of noise

Worming into your subconscious

Until you cannot hear the truth

Stop now

Close your eyes

See the darkness

The utter calm behind your lids

That cannot exist in our world of flashing lights

Stop seeing the distractions

Focus

Cover your ears

Ignore the loud

The bombardment

Of cars

Of planes

Of people

The babble of life

That never seems to diminish

Let the stress you feel

Fall into the silence

Stop grasping for sound

Open yourself to your heart beat

Listen to what you would never hear

Or have tried to hear

Just stop for a moment of time

Let go of the world

And

Just

Breathe