When there is too much clatter and glare,
I make myself stop and stare at one flower.
I close my mind to all else.
There are no weeds. There are no dirty dishes. No tweets. No news.
Just me and the flower.
I did this many times yesterday.
The chaos kept coming, so I kept going back to that flower.
I sat on a bench near it.
I focused on its beauty and nothing else.
Again and again. One only. Only one.
Until I had an oasis in my head.
A place of peace.