It’s as if some cloud-borne deity

Struck a pause button on the programming

As we run amok like hamsters on a wheel

Without knowledge or direction

With nothing but the memory that tells us we must never stop

It is as if the lesson here seeks to teach us calm

An enforced stop and rest while we spin our wheels

We have forgotten how to be

Just that

Defined by career

and achievement

and never ending motion

Instead of the moment of breath

Being present within our own bodies

Seeing clearly the world we have created

Slowing to a stop and protesting along the way

Nature wins every time

Though mankind thinks itself superior

Life finds a way

To teach us all we have forgotten – Caroline A. Slee


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