Life is confusing, demanding, complicated – or so I think, most of the time. Then I have the occasional thought otherwise, smoky thoughts that I can never quite pin down. I’ve tried to explain it here in fourteen lines.
Simple We make a meal of this life thing With four pots on the boil at once, Far too much going on, overthinking It all, denying the common sense We were born with to join the rat race Of getting and gaining, when in the end The veil will fall, and wisdom will replace (One hopes) the game we all pretend Is real: to be the best, succeed, to win. It’s all a sham, an edifice collapsed to dross When you look into the night sky, listen To the silent mystery of the cosmos. Life’s simpler than we’re led to think, Enjoy each day, time passes in a blink.