Busy bodies moving fast,
walking, staring, passing, glaring,
first in line is soon the last,
sneaking, squeezing, awful teasing.
Down the stairs and on the train,
standing, scuffing, gasping, snuffing,
all for profit, gold and gain,
cheating, grabbing, taking, nagging.
Doors are opened out I leap,
running, breathing, paying, leaving,
up the mountain though it’s steep,
praying, giving, thinking, living.
To see another day I need:
quiet moment, tranquil spirit,
I drank my cup and this I found:
Spirit, glory, vivid mercy.