To intellectualize myth, desire –
the analytical approach crumbles,
becoming grit underfoot;
providing traction, perhaps,
useful fractal before one slips,
This is the dance:
choices and consequences.
Joy is the offspring of accepting
these noble truths;
bitterness arises from cowardice:
the should-haves, could-haves,
didn’t, won’t, damn it.
Life is more precious than we know.
Don’t waste a moment being stubborn.
Consciousness unfolds its gates;
we have but to walk through them,