He lives with people,
but also with ideas.
Sometimes he drives to school
with Silence beside him in the car,
as resolute as a best friend.
He often meets Peacefulness for lunch,
which gives them the chance
to again express amazement at how similar they are.
His steadiest companion is Acceptance,
who always seems to have both arms extended
as if to receive astonishing gifts.
When he’s teaching,
he loves to have Patience right beside him,
reminding him that flowers
can’t be rushed into blossoming.
When he comes home,
there’s always Presence waiting for him,
pointing to something simple and insignificant