Through travel, concerts, or culinary indulgence
Striving to widen our horizons in ways unique
Enriching our lives with cultural abundance
We keep hoping external experiences
Will quench the longing of our soul
Finer things that appeal to our senses
Will somehow make our broken selves whole..
So we shell out money, hard-earned
Carve out time from our busy routine
Find these experiences, are happy we learnt
Something new, that we had not previously seen
Such experiences make for excellent discussion
In a gathering or over a cup of coffee
Superficial are these, not a true expression
Of what constitutes our identity.
To find solace, we need to direct
Our minds inwards, within our souls
Experience the quietitude and accept
Ourselves, in a designated role.