“Hosanna to Life” by Fred Fox

Fred Fox


For years my ego fooled me.
I carried the world on my shoulders.
I now realize how inane that was
Living within a self-imposed island.

Achieving inner peace, my vision expanded.
I embraced the vastness of the unknown.
Though I am less than a grain of sand.
That concept does not humble me.

My ego remains big.
A grain of sand owns its Universe.
During my time alive
Increasing awareness makes life tastier.

With each heartbeat one word resounds.
It keeps repeating, “yes, yes, yes.”

from Rattle #26, Winter 2006
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