TaoismYou look at me-More Like This
About what is happening
What is happening in ten minutes,
What happened yesterday or ten years ago-
You talk about adjusting to things- and I cannot understand.
Your scarf flutters in the wind-
As your face spells disappointment-
And your voice creaks as you speak in incomprehension,
"How don't you get it?"
I smile, turn my face into the wind,
And say, in my usual mellow mono-pitch-
"Well, it feels like I have always lived like this.
In the past- I worried about the past and the future-
And it was a waste of my time.
I learned that if I live in either of those places,
I waste the now that I am living in."
I shake my head as we stroll on- fall leaves and wind
And bits of music brushing my skin in greeting.
How is Taoism so hard to understand?