Inside out

Some poems and reflections on life

Problems

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There is no problem

The seed does not have a problem
with being deep in the damp soil
It does not have a problem
with swelling
with growing
with emerging
to bright sunlight.

The tree does not have a problem
with standing in the forest
It does not have a problem
with being tall
with being eaten
with being home
to insects and birds.

The bird does not have a problem
with being in the sky
It does not have a problem
with flying
with singing
with seeing
the cat waiting in the long grass.

The cat does not have a problem
with lazing on the lawn
It does not have a problem
with waking
its human
from bed
to feed it in the morning.

It is we who have a problem
in living our own lives
It is we who have a problem
that binds us
that blinds us
that keeps us
from ourselves.

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2 thoughts on “Problems

  1. In India I heard numerous times the phrase “no problem”.
    But most people will tell you that already in that phrase problem exist!

  2. I have had the privilege of living and travelling in India and I know exactly what you mean. Thanks for stopping by.

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