by Deb y Felio
Love is a many splintered thing and flows so quickly from thing to thing because things don’t require a commitment or sacrifice, until the thing becomes a you.
coffee but laid it aside and put the $3/day in a jar - a few hot meals for another
opinions - especially my own and volunteered them freely until laying them aside to listen
midday breaks - a must have simple pleasure - laid aside to practice without distraction
play parks of green grass and OSHA approved, left for dusty, rusty square patches in poverty
access to all natural, organic choices - denied to buy from street vendors needing a day’s wage
simple conveniences - hot water, flushing toilets - now appreciating just a partly covered spot
special privileges - frequent flyer, gifts with purchase - forgotten in the struggle for survival
individuality - doing it my way for me - now following others, supporting their way
one on one time - private moments with others - now sharing everything all the time
national identity - prideful - laid aside for others in their countries
When no longer defined by the presence or absence of things, when caring for people and seeking their best by their definition, love breaks through barriers of idolized preconceptions.
Blind to others' needs
selfish consumption my cell
freed through gratitude