Never waste a crisis

Crises are frightening
At first.
Equilibrium pierced
Ground gone
Future dark.

Hidden in the next moment
Is a rare gift.
Crystal clarity about
What matters
And what doesn’t
Mixed with
Unyielding will
And focus
To do something about it.

We should
Feel the grief and anguish
That comes with a crisis.
And then
We should
Get up and get on with it
Relatively quickly.

We’re at our most powerful
To enact needed change
When things are falling apart.

But only
If we recognize
The moment.