The Divine Presence

Huge difference between being happy at will,

and chasing euphoric moments as an escape.

One doesn’t cost a dime,

the other will tax your soul.



There is only as much space, only as much time,

only as much desire, only as many words,

only as many pages, only as much ink,

to accept all of us at light-speed

hurrying into the Promised Land

of oblivion that is waiting for us sooner or later.


You can run away from yourself so often,

and so much,

just because the broken pieces of you cut your feet too deeply if you stay around for too long.

But then what if someone were to come along;

and pick up those pieces for you?

Then you wouldn’t have to run away from yourself anymore.

You could stop running.

If someone sees you as something worth staying with

— maybe you’ll stay with yourself, too.

March 2019 – Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Tokyo, Japan.