Be Here Now
the Buddhists and Ram Das admonish;
Be in the Moment,
for there is nowhere else to be.
The Power of Now
is the only strength needed,
Eckhart Tolle tells us.
And yet, and yet,
the mind is such a creative tool
it can conjure up landscapes and spacescapes
and whisk us to our wildest imaginings,
deepest desires, and darkest fears
in the sighing of a single breath.
Bring it all back to this moment.
It is all we ever have.