Forty-Seven

The awakened ones

do not have to leave the house

to know what is happening

in the world.


Turning 180 degrees

inward

alone,

one becomes intimately aware

of the collective's

quarks and quirks.


Slowing down,

reclaiming sensitivity,

stealing back one's attention

from culture's tangled webs,

the persistent ones

re-discover

how little effort it actually takes

to again

be human.