How can we truly know anything when living our lives piecemeal,
As our inner I's shuffle through their vacant dreaming?
Ego-mind can be an efficient central switchboard,
But what's getting connected in a life chained to doubts and fears?
Yes, all this is at it must be,
But this system has some built-in gaps.
For in its midst can come glimpses of awakening's presence,
Of a life more alive than anything based on waking dreams.