A Fool's Laughter

A Fool's Laughter - an art work by T Newfields
The universe is laughing at you
& a host of other fools!

You think you have a body
yet doesn't the opposite often seem true
& the flesh appear to cage you?

You think you have a mind
yet isn't the inverse so:
how often does mental activity pull you to and fro?

You think you have a career
yet isn't the opposite the case:
doesn't your job often hold you down in one place?

You think you have a family
yet take a closer look:
how often do they actually seem to 'own' you?

Relax & go beyond what merely appears:
observe the dance of life & death without fear,
then whenever you feel proud or great
laugh a bit and remember
in many ways you're just a slave.