Your choice.
You can pay attention
with all your senses
like a jacaranda rose
about to unfold
with self-awareness
beauty, and a sense
of wonder of it all
or you can hibernate
your way through life
like a lumbering bear
or living mannequin
shlepping it’s way
through the quicksand
of an unlived life.
Or join the camaraderie
of like-minded folks
to enjoy the infinite range
of spontaneous pleasure
of feeling fully alive,
including the possible
ecstasy of wild desire.