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Dogs 2019

SPIRITUAL PENDULUM
(5/14/19)


back
and forth
we waver

swinging
from side
to side

in the
world

of the
world

knowing
what is good

what is
infinite

but choosing
the opposite
regularly
during the course
of the day

the pleasurable

the easy

the Sirens
singing to us
every minute

tempting
our every
move

when all
that we
want

is little
peace

a little
joy

we don't
need the
stress

but
our desires
consistently
drive us
in that
direction

complicating
the simple

profaning
the sublime

until our
resigned shame
sends us back
to more
noble
pursuits

and we again
swing high
to more divine
endeavors