There are many ways to make a living
but only one life
that is acceptable
This life is more valuable than the others
the minutes go by
beyond, being blended
with other lives.
Separation, from the whole of humanity
Separation, from needing a job
Separation, and wanting to do something,
with the time that you have left.
Moments of separation in your past
where you thought about who you might become
and the wars you fought to be
with the stiff knowledge,
that you are not.
People don’t want their destiny
It doesn’t promise dollars
and DOING it,
is total fulfillment.
Having some mission, like a truck driver hauling seed
or a mother, dropping her son off at the library
or an intellectual, taking a stand against society
is a declaration
of your destiny—
the kind-hearted professor, to the arrogant one
who knows, but doesn’t understand.
Just because you achieve
doesn’t mean that you are better
but there is a better life
for you to live.
People won’t envy you
They will pity you.
It’s like listening to the anger of the world
while you lie in bed alone
and all the world knows
is that you are alone.