By Lisa Self


Any dark alley in New York holds less danger


Than the awake, troubled mind at midnight.


A mind that robs the body,


Takes more than a thief can in minutes . . .


And the stolen goods can not be returned.


If only insurance was offered on peace.


Even meditation requires monthly payments.


lisaself2Lisa Self is a mother, a lover, and a poet. She believes in spreading love and positivity. She views the world with a sense of wonder and joy, with stars in her eyes and flowers in her footsteps.



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