On a Ramble by Stella Wulf

Where some people have a self, most people have a void, because they are too busy in wasting their vital creative energy to project themselves as this or that, dedicating their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like rather than actualizing their potentiality as a human being.’ Bruce Lee, 1940 – 1973


We walk our path, my dog and me,

to make our outer selves fit

with our inner selves,

trying not to waste our creative energy,

and thinking about Bruce Lee.

Me, that is, not the dog,

she only has one self only,

which is focused on eating shit,

and I wonder how much shit

Bruce Lee had to take

when he finally got his break,

and the powers that be projected

what ought to be, saying

ACTION, speaks louder

than philosophy.


We walk our path, my dog and me,

picking up shit along the way

thinking of Bruce Lee in 1970,

and wondering, was it the zeitgeist?

the age for actualising our potentiality?

or is finding our selves

still our raison d’être?


And I’m thinking of Dr. Siegel,

who, in 1933, was marched through

the streets of Germany, stripped

of his authenticity,

and I’m thinking of the void,

the many millions purged

of themselves,

those fleeing the conflict

of who they hoped to be,

who have stared down the unknown,

the shattered mould of security.


We walk our path, my dog and me,

picking up shit along the way,

thinking of our own zeitgeist of uncertainty,

and of those who find themselves



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