Street People

Early morning street people,
day after day wading through
the thick of their energies, I
see no smiles offered, or barely
detectable—a procession of
near stoic facial expressions
falling somewhere between
grieved and relieved, belying
their suppressed compassion
for those in need of a little
sanctuary, which begs the
question—Why is it so painful
to offer our humanness?

The lake shore wind
blows cold today.


© Rob Taylor, 2021

“The consciousness of a human being is a completed whole, but also an indispensable and inseparable element of the unified consciousness of the human species. Human consciousness enables the eternal communion with all knowledge present in creation.”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 109). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.