While we may be on different parts of the path,
or different paths alltogether,
we’re always learning, failing and starting again.
It’s far too easy
to compare and judge when
people fail at a skill you’ve long passed
regardless, there’s always room for compassion
-you’ll need their forgiveness, when you fail too
Have I been mistaken this dispassionate aimlessness for depression. Have I been mistaken these signs of the spiritual for so long. All I want is to let it all go, but i know that there’s a drive deep inside that keeps pushing me on. Forward it’ll roll, until the sky comes down. There’s nothing left to do but let it roll. Let it roll. Til the sky comes down. Have I been mistaken this all along.
And all the seekers, keep seeking for the obvious. Drivin’ forward til there’s nothing left.
Let it go. Til the sky comes down. Well just how long have I been mistaken this dispassionate aimlessness.
There’s nothing left to do
The night is clear and moonless. Clouds are scattered around the horizon. Hundreds of unnamed constellations hang in the sky. Thoughts reverberate as endless as the sky. The wind is ice and needles against your face and un- gloved hands. That’s when you wonder if there are any words to describe that feeling. You draw a blank. Because words are placeholders and under different conditions the feeling would be different. You look up, again, to the sky perhaps for answers. The trees won’t say a word tonight. Maybe your naming of experiences is what’s keeping you at arms length. Up until this point you assumed you were a point of light, plotted in the sky, and everything else is another point in relation to you. Everything pulsates, everything all at once, and you could’ve been a part of that had you not been so focused on identifying, naming, and describing from your individual perspective. Thinking that maybe these things you were. Though all of which you are not. You are not even an individual. And just like a flash the feeling that you could reference and identify with the world in a completely different way is gone and somehow you’d made your way back home.
Careful attention brings growth to whatever you do. So be careful what you give attention to.
It might mean something to him, if he knew -a kiss on the forehead.
Red tailed hawk perches
on freeway lamp post. Feathers
blown by wind.
Looks into the breeze
scoffing at the idea of
a morning commute.