Dogs 2015

STROLLING SATORI
(6/7/15)


I recognize
the sensation
mostly
when walking

outside

the overwhelming
realization
concerning the ridiculous
nature
of our existence

how
do we take
anything
that we do
so seriously?

that
which causes us
the most worry

the most
stress

are things
that we have
created

the things
that we have
imagined

if the flora
and fauna
of the world
had senses
of humor

and didn't suffer
so much
at the lack
of ours

they would
laugh
continuously
at our petty
problems

our invisible
notions

a few minutes
in the sun
and fresh air
dispel the majority
of these human
machinations

what else
is there

but
to breathe

to exist

in opposition
to all
of the natural
causes
that would prevent
us
from doing otherwise?

I don't know

but as soon
as I return
indoors

a dozen
problems
will once again
compete
for my attention