Tao Te – 10

affirming presence and meaning
including that beyond
separation yet abides
attending with child-wide eyes
practicing joint suppleness
does not keep us a new-born babe
perfecting a primary vision
adjusting its details
is not defense against error
respecting the unwashed masses
while presiding over decision-making
requires more than nimble cleverness
claiming control over heaven’s gates
and creature’s rights
only harms without a night mother’s eyes
following a way of understanding
open to ever next events
sets a context of doing nothing

birth and growth
having without having
labor for its own sake
beckoning without domineering
measure an ethical life
prepare a mythic headstone

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