Spirit tells me that
We are all addicted to something.
Our individual needs and desires
Could never be fully fulfilled.
Maslow’s hierarchy had it right,
If only partially. But, he didn’t reach high
Or far enough. He spoke of needs,
Suggesting, material, physical,
Survival needs, as if these alone
Could somehow satisfy our
Spirit tells me that, our spiritual
Needs, drives, and desires
Can never be satisfied and,
That Compassion allows us
To feel this need to fulfillment
An ancient dictum to
Go forth and multiply.
Referred to more, much more
Than reproduction for
Its own sake. It was
A Divine command, as if
A command was necessary.
It is in the essence of
Our nature to seek
Without possessing the capacity
For self-satisfaction. We need
To learn to accept and respect
Needs and desires fulfillment
As a holy purpose and
A sacred duty. Of course,
We can get sidetracked.