Will you know stillness if running is what you’ve always done?
While quick thinking, clear decisions, and certainty of step feed you
And love of the unknown, desire for its possibility fills
Only a drink of stillness, its waiting, watching, and listening can quench
The thirst inescapable on changeable seas
A mirror image can be no more or less than its essence reversed.
Where are the answers you seek?
For human suffering, they lie in greater consciousness
For personal growth, they sit in focused minimalism
For lovers and friends, they exist in touch, in words, in deed
For spirits and heavens, they come from openness and surrender
When aiming for truth, the archer accepts multiple targets.
What do you take with you when you go?
Your talent, your convictions, your love, your fear
The last words you spoke honestly, or the best lie you ever sold
The reassurance that your former trappings couldn’t hold you
Or the fervent wish to better a mess of a person with tempering distance
Whatever is vital to continue the story you’re telling.