Contentment – slipping through my fingers, and hard to grasp

My true wealth and treasure beyond words

Constantly searching for its resting place —

Can it be found on an island surrounded by a green desert

or on a floating city in the middle of a vast ocean?

Wherever I go, it eludes me.

Can I find contentment in the beating hearts of humanity

or nestled in the warm embrace of a lover?

My search leads me to a glimmer of an answer…

It is a state of mind.  It always has been.



Penelope Reyes, 2010