Mindfully running for the bus and missing it anyway.
Mindfully mistreating a cold caller with disproportionate contempt.
Mindfully furious as the news unfolds.
Mindfully shouting until you’re red in the face at the opposition.
Mindfully arming yourself against injustice
by doing nothing for a bit.
Mindfully arguing for an hour and wanting to be right
about something you don’t entirely understand yourself
but you are too invested in now
to be willing to concede anyway.
Mindfully breaking suddenly in your car
at a pedestrian walking out in front of you shouting:
‘WATCH WHERE THE HELL YOU’RE GOING, IDIOT!’
Mindfully alarmed with the awareness
that it is in your nature to die, have accidents and get ill.
Mindfully alone, unbalanced and tear-filled.
Mindfully slamming the door and deleting all accounts.
Mindfully snapping the last straw.
Mindfully to the bin with it all.
Mindfully in a love hate relationship with dissatisfaction.
Mindfully sitting with your eyes squeezed shut
wishing to vanish the world away.
Mindfully so had it with the world
you’ll give this mindfulness malarkey a miss
for an hour of screaming at the sky instead.
Mindfulness of this.