Working for life

i need food and shelter,
everything else is unnecessary.
why work so hard for the essentials?
have the primary needs of human beings
changed since our conception?
where has this excess come from
and how can one fight it?
want should not exceed need,
for desires mirage needs.


Familiar paths crossed

we cross paths
from time to time
never do our
eyes meet
to sense an other
is felt
a daily exchange
of unawares
the substance to
which makes this
remote adjustthe distance
according to priority
look both ways
when crossing
you might just
see me

Normalcy not so normal

we’re both human.
but you like this,
i like that.
you behave like this,
i behave like that.
well, can that be normal?
of course, difference is normal.
yet, what’s with this classifying one another in terms of normalcy?
a mental illness, or difference in what’s typical is not normal,
but we’re suppose to accept homosexuality as normal?
i think we’re all normal.
but when comparing each other,
our differences make us abnormal.
because we’re different,
and what you say is right,
i say is wrong.
i read somewhere that it’s easiest to point out difference,
but harder to connect with the similarities.
it maybe be difficult to accept the differences,
but maybe it’s easier to do so
if we remember we’re all part of the
same whole.

Animals run things

i often wish to be an animal. then i’m reminded i am an animal, but one who apparently thinks. i realize the complications to my simplistic definition, but i think that these other animals are capable of thinking too. it’s been written that they lack rationale, or reason, but i in no way can deny their reason for their way of life. they could act out of behaviour, or they could think behaviour, which then becomes an act. the only difference between us and the animals is advertising and business. but i’m sure they have their own business, but to each their own.