Avoid the Sacred

Load yourself down
with the material burden.
Distract yourself
with the day’s demands.
Become busy and involved.
Scramble for your living.
Reach for the next task.
Work yourself to a frazzle.
Torture your timetable.
Suffer burnout.
Make the office your sanctuary,
productivity your goal.
Press a phone to your ear.
Consult your computer.
Arrange another meeting.
Make more plans.
But whatever you do—
do not stop!
Avoid the sacred.