Guided or enslaved

Guided or enslaved

Are the sailors rowing the galley across the sea

guided or enslaved

are they free, going where only fishes and birds can go

or are they confined, prisoners of their boat

would they rather be in another place doing something else

or are they happy to be rowing under the blazing sun and by the worst gale



Responding is not obvious

but if they are where they are

it means that both are true

they are guided toward their truth

and still enslaved in their shadows

waiting to find their own answer to the riddle of life