Below is a poem I wrote on embracing the human condition, and all the beauty and terror that comes with it.
Humans such fragile beings
A desire to be heard
A desire to be seen
A vast longing to be loved and understood
Driven by ambitions and lofty goals
Riddled by confusion and anxiety
Grasping, clinging for any sort of certainty
Building great towers to protect our vulnerable egos
Prepare we may, prepare we can
But Nature will not cede to our demands
Where will you take shelter from the storm?
Where will you go when the flood rolls in?
Flow with the current of life
Dance with danger, tango with terror
What else can we do but love our difficulties
Keep them near, let them change you for they are dear
Beware of those who seek refuge in digital utopias
Seduced by the grand illusions of fame and fortune
Ignore the screens, those cold machines
With perfect bodies, perfect smiles, perfect lives and perfect teeth
What is a human but a flawed being in search of transcendence?
We can still embrace and overcome
We can rise above rough waters and high tides
We can still be human – after all