Be the ripple

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Patience is a practice in trust 

Oh there it is again

Something stopping me

But before they said

That action speaks louder than words

But why, then

Is my heart rate slow?

My palms aren’t clammy

And my knees are as still as ever

The only thing rushing

Is the concept of time

But me

I am still. I am calm

Patience is different to waiting

You see

It’s more like being the ripple

Rather than making the ripple

So take time

Sweet one

Be patient


The deep breath

Is eternity

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