Attention, the gift of the gods bestowed
on every newborn, is mercilessly
subverted to civilization’s code
demanding survival conformity.

Rare to find the one who can emulate
the dauntless salmon or whirling dervish,
and who, by their against the flow create
a state where new life and insight flourish.

Rare the individual who does know
that every moment they have the birthright
to choose what comes to mind by an ego
strong and free from a culture’s finite sight.

Obladee, obladah, life goes on blah,
but hey, this moment I‘ll seize with chutzpah.