Written by Angela Riddick. Poetic Mustard Seeds. All work posted is protected by copyright.

just a moment to cup my face

between my giving hands and

feel the warmth of my soul

as it breathes deeply

at the relaxed state

of knowing the

hamster wheel has stopped


just a moment to reflect on

the sheer joy

of nothingness

of strangers in the background

of succulent delicious food

served in dimmed lights

with music from speakers high above


just the memory of the winding roads

taken to get to the place

where the hamster wheel is un-welcomed

where the hamster wheel had to stop

where hustle and bustle took a back seat

to lighthouse calmness

Sedona serenity

Caribbean clouds and

free expression to be took over


no hustle

no bustle

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10 NLT

Dedicated to Helen Ford who opened her home and her heart and allowed me to write.