Fifty-Three

Having minimal knowledge

while following

nature's truth,

I have nothing to fear until

I stray.


The floating tao is open and smooth,

but people tend to like rough

seas.


The power-drunk politicians

and generals of industry

parade about,

living in extravagance,

acquiring massive fortunes,

indulging in

all the trappings of

immense personal wealth

and hollow luxury.

This is cunning robbery.

This has nothing to do with

nature's truth;

yet only nature's truth

is inevitable.