I have never understood

People who can’t sit 

Alone in silence.

Why are you so afraid 

Of being alone with yourself?

What do you think 

You will do to yourself?


Or is it the demons

You keep at bay

With the noise and chaos and distractions?

Do you think they will find you,

My love,

If you learn to be still?


No, my love. No.


The demons are attracted to your noise.

Your chaos. Your suffering.


Remove all of that,

And the demons will lose interest. 

There is easier prey

Than the warrior who lives in peace.


~Jay Schryer, June 2019

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