A Fool's Laughter

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 have you?

You think you have a family
yet take a closer look –
how often do they actually own you?

Relax and listen to what the wind says.
Notice how each thing arises & fades –

& whenever you feel proud or great
laugh a bit
then remember

how you're still a slave
in many ways.