Squirrel chatters at my window.
What does she know of contentment?
She is bound to find food, make babies,
avoid enemies and most importantly, survive.
Contentment is not found in her DNA with
that rapidly beating heart, the twitching tail.
But what about me? And you?
We humans always want more and
then more still and it seems we always will.
Direction, innovation, love, laughter,
travel, family, recognition, lists of things.
We come no closer than squirrels
to reaching nirvana.