• Catherine L. Haws

Lean Into The Discomfort

Just when things were

Moving forward-SCREECH!

Clank! Nope! Crash!

Reeling from the whiplash.

Now you’re stopped in your tracks,

And they’ve been pulled out

From under you.

All this to say,

You’re uncomfortable.

Un

Comfort

Able

There’s no clear forward,

And no way you’re going back.

You want to run

Or hide in a hole,

But here you are.

Pause.

Lean in.

Listen.

See where you are.

How did you get here?

What does this discomfort,

Disquiet,

Discord - mean?

What is it trying to say

About now?

About you?

Don’t shame the feeling.

Invite it to tea,

And get curious.