The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybody’s out on the run tonight, but there’s no place left to hide ~ Bruce Springsteen, from Born to Run
His life poem’s
beginning now happy,
well, happier than it was.
Thank you dear Younger Self
for surviving to tell harrowing tales
from hard knocks driving school.
No matter how fast you went
someone would always go faster.
No matter how crazy you got
someone always went crazier.
Without luck & good fortune
you would have driven your karma
over the bluff, like those other
rebels without a cause.
Now experiencing joy while driving,
we are arriving, relaxingly
with each calm breath
in the present moment.
Not needing to wait
until reaching another destination
to be embraced with happiness.
So wonderful that Younger Self & I
mindfully use proper attention
to nurture inner peace & smiles.
Sitting here in nature
truly feeling tree’s & lake’s freshness.
We recognize how unwholesome thoughts
create foul weather & traffic accidents.
May we all manage
to enjoy our slowing down,
use rest stops
& reduce blowouts
on life’s sacred highway.
There is no way to happiness
happiness is the way ~ Thich Nhat Hanh