I have given up the reactive,

for being prompted to behave 

a certain way and responding

with like for like reduces me to

a machine: manipulated for a certain

outcome, when the output that I

really want should be under my control.


So I will behave with clarity, cool as

a breeze on hot day, and not enter

the fighting ring but be still, living

the belief that I can maintain

serenity even when provoked.