I know you’re terrified
People scared of people
Eyes meet eyes with worry
Countries forced to rest
While the world resets
You were moving far too fast anyways
So, this is it
The break we didn’t know we needed
What will you do with it?
Does the dusty beckoning book ever get picked up?
Will you run to the trees where things progress naturally?
Will you not only show up, but connect?
Will you see how this will revolutionize lives decades to come?
Will you Just. Be. Still.
Oh, and please don’t forget to write about this
To tell them how it made you feel
Shifting foundations beneath weak feet
The light stays red for thirty days
But the world will revisit this moment for lifetimes
– Breelyn Shelkey