HUMAN

“Welcome to the world,”

they said,

“you’re a human being.”

Loved for every Ooh and Aah,

Being was a way of living.

 

Then, the world taught me

I would be judged by my Doing.

 

And Being became forgotten.

 

I judged myself and others

by their doing

and became

jaded,

cynical,

depressed.

 

In the depths,

the light of Being,

somehow,

Ignited

and began to shine.

 

I stumbled forward.

 

The journey to Being was arduous.

 

Doing and Being finally met,

and danced.  

 

I’ve become human.