Living, Poetry

The Center


How self-centered we are

to be governed by our emotions

and not the looks of pain on the faces of those around us.

To expect the world to orbit around our center.


The way we act shows it a thoughtless given in our minds.


To miss the fragile little being in front of us,

the industrious, frenzied flap of hummingbird wings –

the little things that should be front and center

so as not to be crowded out by the hulking beasts oh so eager to rule.



2 thoughts on “The Center

    • Jennifer Butler Basile says:

      Thank you, Danielle. It is a great question – for me to remember to ponder daily so as not to give a totally wrong answer to those around me.


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