It’s said some stared in disbelief
& others turned away
while a brave few spoke out
from their hearts.
At one time they’d all
been human beings,
stopping to smell flowers,
moving towards total,
But slowly the masses consumption,
with all of nature on the menu,
transformed them into mindless rats
racing towards their
just reward awaiting
baited in traps.
It tastes so good, he said.
It feels so good, she said.
Creamy, delectable, satisfying
their mind’s need for more comfort
in their increasingly uncomfortable,
polluted, heating-up situation.
Fortunately, all species ancestor’s aspiration
for descendant’s resilient survival
blossomed in conscious heart’s & minds
resulting in a change of diet
just before finishing
off the last jar.
It is exactly because the Buddha was a human being that countless Buddhas are possible ~Thich Nhat Hanh