Often when you just feel settled
things occur to get you nettled.
You feel the sting that pokes your brain
that it won’t passively remain.
You feel inclined to move and rattle
as if preparing for a battle.
Gone are the quiet and the peace
in which you found the day’s release.
All kinds of action in your head
play havoc with your calm instead,
until you jump up from the seat
to find some scapegoat you can beat.