Ego is burning earth, flying above
her in a loud metal can reporting
on traffic conditions—cars burning earth,
flying over her at high speeds making
too much noise.
Ego is wanting a human king to rule
over us, to believe there are “good”
people, an expression admonished
by Jesus when called by the young man;
Only God is good.
The noise of planes is our soundtrack.
Locked in the city by financial uncertainty;
we accept abuse, when there’s no better
option. We edged God out, starting with
the apple tasted.
Forbidden fruit—real or a metaphor,
we were almost fully godly is the story,
until the Devil tempted Eve to be God—
to know things. And she tasted. And she
And he tasted. And they knew stuff—including
guilt for transgressing God’s command!
Cain killed Abel next, and look at Samuel
asking for a human king? Edging God out
We keep burning earth, going fast, making
noise—forget the bible a moment let’s talk
Tao Te Ching! Zing, the yin and yang of hate
and love, noise and peace—we have a choice,
are powerless, actually.
“You cannot change the world. It cannot be
done!” was not just true, it was fun—taking
pressure off us, but then we move a mountain
through faith, Wyatt Earp standing up to gangs,
We stand up and do good things, but
not until we thoroughly meditate! Let
the horse out of the gate—naked let
your spirit find the native Great Spirit once
Stop driving. Walk. Breathe. Use senses
gone to the devil in a propeller plane. Gone
to Satan in a whirling, horrible helicopter
chasing “bad guys” that are actually just
you and me!
Shhh! It matters what we do and say—this
our life, between the posts of birth and
the eternal—ideas sputtering in the wind
for us to Grab if gumption yearns more than
the ego burn.
Grab something better than your first move
to run! To escape—the Jonah’s in the whale
heartbreak! Listen to God and/or the most
high spirit impossible to reach through traffic
noise and speed.
Stop the rotors. Get out of the chopper before
it crashes and burns into the hillside of Spring—
purple and orange by the sea impossible to
see, the glory of waves crashing impossible to
Unless we trudge back in history to grab some
provisions like God and prayer to help us
conquer the Ego and Fear.