Take time, stop, and glance

at your true self

in the mirror of your soul.


See how narrow or wide is the gulf;

judge how far or near is the precipice,

and reckon how high you must abseil

if fallen over.


The ‘me’ and the ‘I’ difference

needs recognising;

both regnal beings

and mere subjects,

leaders and followers

need to be checking

where they are at with themselves

and with others.


No ideas, no tenets- of potentates

or even of plebeians, can quite evolve

without reflectively

and closely looking , so as to move

more surefootedly and wisely-

for a more hopeful finality.


08 Feb.2017