462 – Barefoot

Hot coals
Burn bright
Under my feet.

One thought,
One step,
At a time.

Smoke climbs
Like a snake
Unto the night.

One thought,
One step,
At a time.

Anger tries
To cry in rage…
I have no voice.

One thought,
One step,
At a time.

Fear whispers
Tales of pain…
I have no ears.

One thought,
One step,
At a time.

Ignorance tries
To feed the ego…
I have no mouth.

One thought,
One step,
At a time.

Doubts paint
Grim future scenes…
I have no eyes.

One thought,
One step,
At a time.

Desire offers
Boundless pleasures…
I have no flesh.

Barefoot soles
Know cool sand
And hot pavement.

Smile.
Be nothing.
Just keep walking.

One thought,
One step,
At a time.