the kingdom in this moment

we ask ourselves
where is the treasure
what is eternal
and we bow down to efficiency
surrender to drive

what if the gem
is this moment
setting aside work
to sit as a student
in my child's

school of play

what if the treasures
are these hearts
easily overlooked
in this house of mine
what if it is my heart
becoming one that
cherishes

money and power
will always be calling
they lead down an unsatiable path

but I'll keep searching

for hidden treasures
the kingdom in this moment
I might miss