OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
4 January 2012
I used to think that other people’s thoughts–
dark thoughts, or sad, thoughts laden with desire,
gyres of the world as it used to be–
had power over me.
But now I think they’re like air, like wind,
which, when it grows too strong, what do I do?
Seek shelter in a quiet place.
Image: “Nicholas Pond, Leo Carrillo State Park,” adapted, by Alice B. Clagett, 2012, CC BY-SA 4.0
Alice B. Clagett
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