blue and white boat on body of water
A Simple Man’s Creed
Byron Hoot

Wake not to thoughts already
formed; beware the thinking
of yesterday as sufficient for
today.  What has been is never
adequate for what is.  Do not
believe you are who you were.
Remember “I am that I am”
the only sufficiency for change
which is the one word refrain
for the blues of the world
which cannot be expunged
without losing love.  Recall:
wisdom is what knowledge has
been, aged to that
divine intoxicant fit only for
the most divinely human among
us; which means it’s not for
everyone unfortunately, but that’s
how it’s always been.  Excuse
me while I ride the echo
of this morning light out.