Simple But Hard

by Mark Chmiel

Don’t start thinking of Gross Anatomy beginning in 5 months
Just be here now

Don’t get depressed by the upcoming summer convention spectacles
Just be here now

Don’t panic because of everything that has to be done before High School Senior Graduation in June
Just be here now

Don’t flip out over latest statistics on probable future earth calamities
Just be here now

Don’t daydream about how you’re going to read Rachmil Bryk’s Yiddish poetry someday
Just be here now

Don’t speculate on the first 100 days of a Ms. Clinton administration
Just be here now

Don’t assume that the heartbreak you feel now will last hour after hour for the next half-year of your life
Just be here now

Don’t work yourself in a dither about your class rank come May
Just be here now

Don’t expect that she’ll serve chocolate bourbon pecan pie in 10 minutes
Just be here now

Spring Tree at FPCC

Forest Park Community College campus

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