Waking Up Is Hard To Do

My favorite miracle:
just appearing here, awake and aware,
with nothing up my sleeve but air,
and nothing before or after!
Whatever happens otherwise
is not unlike the made-up stuff
mind fashions while we dream.
Some say life is but a dream —
we teach our children to sing along
while they row their boats downstream.
Whether we sing as we row or not,
we still fail to recognize our original face
though we all imagine we’re on the case.
Even those who claim some secret
special knowledge rarely have a clue.
After all, it’s easy enough to close our eyes
and drift along in dreams, but when it gets
right down to it, waking up is hard to do!

2 Replies to “Waking Up Is Hard To Do”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s