The mind becomes stuffy
when its hampered by routine
consciousness is stifled when
made to wear a harness

Rituals that helped us excel
become prisons of invisible walls
that we cannot see and are
left unsure of how to escape

It's hard to move forward
when old systems are still in place
binding us by faulty data
gathered long ago

We must endlessly shed
what no longer serves
a dizzy cycle of development
dauntingly eternal