In the homecoming    joy

in the barring    regret


of letting go    freedom

of craving    imprisonment


at the welcome    belonging

at the termination     abandonment


with waking up     insight

with shutting out     ignorance


in kindness      self nurture

in aggression      self harm


upon reflection       knowledge

upon dogmatism       blindness


with helpfulness     growth

with ill-will       stuntedness


with unity through shared purpose      nourishment

with self interest       scarcity


and remarkably within every unique experience

always the universal possibility of      illumination


Martinos @ 2017