The roots of all our neuroses lie here,
in the conflict between the longing for growth and freedom
and our incapacity or refusal to pay the price in suffering
of the kind which challenges the supremacy of the ego’s demands.

~ Hellen M. Luke



legs will serve a runner well
in faithful transportation
but legs should never be called upon
to guarantee blood’s circulation

the ego may serve a person well
if freed for love and loving favors
but ego is a tragic thing
when strutting as another’s savior

© 2014 Dennis Ference