even oblivious to the steamroller
flattening every facet of your life
that you have known, up until now.
In the midst of this destruction,
you awaken, setting a new fire
arising in your eyes, heart and mind-
all open, now as if this is the first time
these three senses have synchronized.
You realize that THIS is exactly
what you have missed, the succulent presence,
the pure awareness of each moment ecstatic.