Living on what you got,
Perhaps as a janitor, I can afford my place,
I can afford to pay most of my bills,
I can maintain the loan by paying the interest,
I can eat, sleep and work, and play,
I can do no harm to myself, my family, and community.
I can do the things I love: photography, philosophy, and writing, reading, and research,
I can meditate, walk, rest, relax, play guitar,
And be a good son, co-worker, neighbor, friend, brother, citizen, student, teacher,
I can practice doing all this and then some.
I can practice being patient, compassionate, simple, and a good person.
I am grateful for all I can be and then some…