"Straight and Narrow"
Painting by Emily Martinez
If you swing too far to the left …
you do see what is on the right.
If you go too far to the right the same scenario.
You don't know what delights you are missing.
Yet if one stays straight and narrow …
in a sense …
not fattened from one side or the other …
but Centered in the “That/Empty Space”
then all things have the possibility of Being …
Life becomes Lighter and Brighter
and you are not weighed down by beliefs and concepts
that have nothing to do with who you Truly Are (That ... Empty Space).
(Inspired from the song "Children's Story" by Slick Rick)