If I feel I am suffering
I have learned – or more precisely I am learning
that I can embrace it
and then pay particular attention to letting go of the embrace
and with that goodbye
the suffering ends
or becomes a familiar friend
that I see
from time to time.
I validate the moment
in which all of that took place
and then cultivate the parts of it that are important to me
and try my best to live the life I want to live
in these circumstances.