Ego-mind is predictable as a punch clock,
Without any shred of choice in the matter.
Our transitional self has more leeway on its path to freedom,
Though its only real choice is to freely become a slave.
For it wants only that which may lead to awakening,
And never daring to stray from that course.
This leads to a longing for the Beloved that can never be forced,
And that effaces every remnant of separation from Self.