Untangling a knot

I have tangled up my yarn
And calmly pull the thread
To remove the knot
One twist at a time

My mind wonders
Why I am so calm
Just taking my time
To untangle the yarn
Suddenly having patience
The kind of thing I never had

I don’t know the answer
I just know that
I am so calm when
I move to untangle the thread
Every pull is breathing,
Every length I roll up
Is a quietly celebrated victory

I smile at myself
And know that even
This simple thread of
Purple dyed wool
Is a teacher
In stillness

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