If You Wish Not to Fall

Michael Peach

My body now, alas, is paying the price,
Together with our fading bank account,
For my ensuing failure to heed the advice
I gave when preaching sermons on the mount.
Namely, the need to make one’s psyche whole
By strengthening those traits which suffer dearth,
As well as recognizing the sacred Soul,
In order to repair our shattered Earth.
Instead I fortified my intuition —
The strongest psycho-function I possess —
And deepened my introverted disposition,
Thus feeding countless fears and reclusiveness. .
++To repeat what I had said before my withdrawal:
++If you wish not to fall, dear friends, balance is all.

Ramat Gan
2 September 2023

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