Is it possible for me just to be?
To do what I am doing, from expectations free
To savor life’s moments as an observer passive
Not try to change them, just breathe and live…
No, I am not trying to be a robot or a machine
But to try to constantly meet expectations I am not keen
The conditioning that I have to continuously strive
To improve myself is not helping me thrive…
There are so many expectations from me
Some imposed by myself, some by society
It’s exhausting to try to meet them every day
I still don’t feel like I’m progressing anyway..
So can I, just for a short period, simply exist?
Not put on a facade, not make an effort, but subsist
On the existing traits and skills I possess
Not try to run after narrowly defined, elusive success?
Do what I can but not try to please those around me
In solitude, search my soul for my true identity..