Where There Was Calm

Because I had tired

of the endless searching,

I dared to go

to the edge —

past the pieces

I had tried to fit

together and arrange,

beyond the chaos

on the surface

and below,

not giving up,

not waiting for

one more minute

or one more

reason to turn back —

determined to

find my way

to the very center

of my heart

in that very moment —

where there was calm.