Lights twinkle on the horizon
alerting me to activity
families sharing dinner
then homework telly or devices

Emergency personnel respond
or a chill night at the pub or club
meal at a fancy restaurant
meetings to attend, visits made

Life seems so busy as I sit in the quiet
solitude contemplating, just being
free from duties and activities
not caught up in the dramas of life

Breathing calmly, nothing to blight
we set our own priorities to ignite
some seek insight others hold tight
we focus on the familiar with delight

These coastal towns are thirty k away
a highway hum reminds me of ants
busy on the trail, invisible yet task focused
rushing but oblivious to what passes by …

Most on automatic no deep thought
or goal assessment, fulfilling expectations
of societal mores, labouring mindlessly
at their daily chores. Never considering

the iron net that completely traps them
captive to the ‘norm’, trained to conform
educated to obey, never to convey
independent thinking or creative solutions!

the photo is those twinkling lights 20-30k away …

dVerse OLN with Lillian