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