I have seen many examples
of people that want to move
objects without raising a hand
What sounds supernatural
I now see as a potential disability
We worry so much about
AM I OLD?
AM I FAT?
AM I PRETTY?
AM I STRONG?
One might think we really care about our body…
but in actuality, it is simply catering
to the MIND and its insecurities
The mind doesn’t give a shit about the body
It only cares about what others think about it
I live in a neighborhood that
shows obvious battle scars
its a population of homeless
addicts and mentally challenged
Yes, there is a little bit of everything
in this land of nothing
I watch my peers limping and racing
down the block to be able to smoke that cigarette
I see the over the hill thugs
standing around the CHECK CASHING spot
waiting for their cue
We are running away from
our thoughts and the body
and spirit is the casualty.
I used my body to get what I
needed to silence my mind
My body took all the wear and tear
and eventually the mind
abandon’s ship and leaves you
with a shipwreck then we continue with
our Ritualistic Methods of behaviors
engrained in the brain
that still feel so important.