You Deserve A Break Today

Every day we
struggle and compete,
experience loss,
live with dissatisfaction.

Strife dominates life.

A little ease, please.

Music, painting, poetry
may break the mundane,
provide a moment’s respite,
shake up the brain,
make us new again,
able to see another road,
experience a vision,
empathize with the Other,
find a possible path
through the politics
of our daily pain.

Art is one way
to persist and resist.

It needs no other
reason to be.