The follower of the way has
no constant heart or mind, no morality, no reason.
One uses the hearts and minds of others.
I am good to good people
I am also good to bad people
-- how else will they experience good?
I believe the truthful person
I also believe the liar and cheat
-- how else will they experience trust?
To others the follower of the way
looks like a gullible coward.
For others the follower of the way
is simply simple.
Others want to know the deeper meaning,
the real person, the true motive,
more photos, more sound bites.
The follower of the way
accepts the surface
who take hatchets
to their neighbors' acred mansions.
But what does a neighbor do
when the mansions
on the left and right
and across the street
to cut off all