And now that it is here what else can we do but 
Learn acceptance

We felt waiting we felt wanting we felt tension 
And now this 

And all other feelings have to pass
As we take hold of the moment that is now 

That feels like chaos that feels like something we must 
Reign in that feels like we have to lean towards 

Anxiety and control and forget about 
The realities of the mind as holding all possibility

The mind as providing the foundation for
Strength in getting through the mind in being a powerful force

To turn crisis into calm to turn fear into facing to turn 
Worry into purposeful intentional actions 

Things that take hold of us and lock us in 
Fight and flight and freeze must be 

Seen for all that they are, we acknowledge the place of this fear
We acknowledge the limits of our control we take note 

Of our place in this and know and know and know that it is for our 
Good that we are here for our good that it is here for our good and that 

If we see it if we envision it we 
Get through 

Once begun is half done, she said, words through a phone words that opened up
Portals and landscapes that healed every single atom in my body 

I have begun, we have begun now 
We are half done  – we take up the task, we face it, we see 

We feel deep within a sense 
Of our own power 

We are okay 
This is okay 

It is

©Jenny Justice. All Rights Reserved. 

Jenny Justice, Poet. Author of Love in the Time of Climate Change and Reveal. You can read more of her poetry at Justice Poetic.Sign up for her newsletter here.

Published by Jenny Justice

Jenny ‌Justice‌, Poet.‌ ‌Sociologist. Teacher. Mother. Woman. Author‌ ‌of‌ ‌Love‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Time‌ ‌of‌ ‌Climate‌ ‌Change‌ ‌and‌ ‌Reveal.‌ ‌

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