G. bergmann - Tending two shops

Don't run around this world
Looking for a place to hide in
There are wild beasts in every cave

If you live with mice
The cats claws will find you
The only real rest comes when you're alone with God

Live in the nowhere that you came from
Even though you have an address here

That is why you see thing in two ways
Sometimes you look at a person
And see a cynical snake

Someone else sees a joyful lover
And thing is
You might both be right


Everyone is half and half
Like the black and white ox
Joseph looked ugly to his brothers

You have eyes that see from that nowhere
And eyes that judge distances
How high, how low

You own two shops
And you run back and forth
Try to close the one that's a fearful trap

Getting always smaller
Checkmate this way
Checkmate that

Keep open the shop
Where you're not selling fishhooks anymore
You are the free swimming fish

Writers: Coleman Barks , Jalaluddin Rumi

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