The pendulum seeks a straight path,

but travels the arc of Earth’s desire

The pendulum seeks a perfect plumb,

yet sways eternal to Nature’s will

The pendulum seeks a way

that becomes corrupted

the pendulum seeks and end

that cannot be reached

But this, too, is the way of its being

And the truth of its swing.

So as it is in life

You will always find

a bit of what is good for you

before you know it is needed.