Some Old Pain Came Knocking (A Poem, Sort Of)

Some old pain came knocking
I didn't want to meet it
I tried to resist
I didn't want to feel it

But the pain kept on knocking
And I finally embraced it

The waves came
Tears trickled down my cheeks
I thought it would never end
But then

Some light danced across the wall
Shimmering and shining

And suddenly I remembered
Life is always flowing
No holding on

I am the one who watches
All this coming and this going
I am not the pain
I am not the story

I Am
I Am
I Am