I’ve come to realize
is not how much money you have
is not how much land your conquer
is not how many enemies you defeat
how many responsibilities rest on your shoulders
how many decisions you make in a day
how many people rely
how many people’s lives you affect
how many people depend on you.
how many details you must remember.
how many actions you are accountable for.
I am the supreme ruler of my little
not just the yoga studio
not just the trap temple
the entire microcosm.
I have to expand
my capacity for love and empathy
infinite and omnipotent presence.
I must determine the number of my stars
give them all of their names.