As insidious as the notion
that the universe is pulling for us
can be — always putting slippery faith
into visions of intervention
slipping under doors, bleeding through cracks
to fill desperate holes within —
so too is the evil of believing
that it never pulls for us at all.
Choosing to forget we’re part of it
with a part in it that might require
our continued presence
is a denial and a mistake.
I don’t need personalized divinity
to explain it, or an Almighty God
to define it.
All I need: the notion
of living as a purpose in itself —
my choices as my choices, but not detached
from all others. I don’t know
what to call it. No one really knows.
We simply practice like mad for what it might be.