I am 21 again.
A decade coma is lifted.
There is life again
Where there was death.
The trick to it trails
Off the tongues of
Even the greatest theologians.
Focus on the last clause,
The sneaky backend of your
Occupation’s mission statement:
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” [John 3:30]
The uphill battle you spent so much energy on
Wasn’t noble strain well spent in the name of ‘pursuit.’
The source of the strain was caused by fighting off your true self.
Instead, spend your energy living well into who you are.
It’s not often you are given the opportunity to become yourself again.
The cut down to the bone
Exposed each regret.
None deeper than abandonment,
Imprisoning a self within a
Specialized falsehood of achievement.
Are you well with yourself?
Don’t drift into your future self when answering, and don’t reflect on how you’ve been in sum in the past.
Right exactly now, at this moment, are you well with yourself?