Don't Get Distracted

Don’t get distracted from your Soul’s fulfillment,
looking for that pat on the head.

Yearning to belong in a society that has forgotten
the meaning of the word, we sell our Souls —
or at least try — just to receive the possibility of
”I like you.”

How did our expectations get so low?
Or maybe they are too high, up in our
heads where they don’t belong.

We ignore our body’s yearning for the
sweetness of skin, the warmth of one we love
held close, not out of desire,
but from the pure need and enjoyment of belonging.

We all want to curl up in our pack, rest
in friendly arms, easy in their love.
This is everything.

The work is simple: What gets in the way?