Life rushes by.
Essential tasks tick looming.
Hardly a single second left to breathe …
Slow down … take heed …
Even in the midst of chaos,
the heavy endless canyons of dark asphalt,
and sky-high gray concrete,
even in the angry honking of a thousand yellow taxis,
in the press of harried people on the streets,
in the tasks that frustrate waiting,
in the overwhelming wish for time and needs–
Take a moment.
Change your point of view to rise above
and slow the moment’s speed.
It’s there. Believe.
Even in the concrete jungle
There’s a wide green lung
Awaiting, present; a potential reprieve
A slower pace
A gentler space
Reminding you to pause and breathe …