-peace studies

I am a scholar of peace.

I have written  the essays

on conflict,




I have defined peace

debated it,

and deconstructed it many times.

so arguably, I know a lot

about peace.


not really.


I have found the peace I have studied

lacking in answers.

just more questions

and ceaseless dissatisfaction

with an unchanging world.

I don’t know peace.

and then,

there are days,

when I travel to myself

undo the parts of me that need to die

water those that need to live.


I know the most intimate peace

the one that is me.

I know peace


*Featured Image: Collage of photos I took on a trip to Guestling.