Ah, my unwelcome friend, you’re back!
Your unannounced visits can be so aggravating,
the length of your stay unknown.
The continual task of learning to welcome you, to embrace your presence
can be exhausting and debilitating.
Your mysterious character unravels me
I don’t understand you! I can’t figure you out! I can’t defeat you!
Accepting your presence; embracing your constant companionship
Dare I ask that your visits be less often? shorter? or none at all?
AND, so, I sit with you, my unwelcome friend…
in acceptance and surrender
learning to simply be…