When you can’t listen
to your own heartbeats
because time takes its toll on you
and anxiety embraces you airtight
check for your breath.
When your mind can’t perceive well
and differentiate between things –
things you may call good or bad
take an intentional pause
and check for your breath.
When gravity spirals down on you
and the ladder of achievement
falls down on you
breaking every bit of your willingness
just check for your breath.
When your thoughts darken
and you can’t feel a surface
beneath your trembling feet
take refuge in your senses
and notice all that you experience.
(Because when you are happy,
I guess you merely see things,
outside of yourself!
And when nothing ever feels good
remember you’re not the only one,
remind yourself that at least you’re feeling.
How does it even matter,
if the feeling is that of sadness?