Need to Retreat

When the mind is full of turmoil and you know the path to peace you want to embark on the journey feverishly. I had planned on going to a couple months of Buddhist solitary retreats but then the pandemic happened and Buddhist temples canceled their events. Now I find myself watching virtual teachings and wishing…

Virus #poetry

Virus by Alejandro N. Marrero 3/15/2020 Your an invisible threatOne we’re not prepared forYou quarantine us from our friendsAnd threaten us and our grandparentsWe thought we were safe and truly soundYet no solution has ever been foundWe question each sneeze and coughWorry of what it is or it’s not You’re growing in sizeNow a pandemic…

Ignored Solace #poetry

Ignored Solace by Alejandro N. Marrero 3/6/2020 I’m the silent one that never ignoresI never message when only boredMy effort to see everyone is because I need helpYet everyone pretends the ding wasn’t felt I’m comfortable in silence it isn’t a testMy minds full of quiet violence it never does restWhen I reach out for…

Internal Dangers #poetry

Internal Dangers by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/29/2020 There’s a danger coiling up in waves inside of meThe tension and pressure builds where none can seePeople love to quantify things with math and sciencesI’d rather judge life based not on words but experiences There’s a knotted coiled rope strangling my heartIt’s not conductive, it’s electric, a…