A hill of beans, something
I have never seen,
but nevertheless understand.
It is the proclivity to view
out of proportion
those things inconsequential
while ignoring the essential.
Does a Mayfly focus on the fleeting events,
major on the minor, or does he make the most
of his 24 hours, knowing the margin of error is so slight
there is no room for mistake?
Can we learn from the Mayfly,
or is our mindset so firmly fixed
we can no longer take on knowledge
but instead let any new thought
pour out of us like a sieve,
losing one grain at a time until
there is no new thinking,
no new resolve?