It is a peculiar thing only the tranquil mind can see,
and once seen it shows you the other side of things–
in the light you know what is broken can be fixed.
Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of 14 collections of poetry, including The Government of Nature, which won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts award. A former Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of fellowships from both the NEA and Pew Charitable Trusts, he serves as Alumnae Professor of English at Simmons College in Boston.