Tag: Enlightenment

Deep Things

Searching life for some
modicum of meaning
I dug deep
discovering

desperation
and
confusion
in the throes
of passion

thrashing

clumsy

squealing

hormonal teens
in a small
back seat

surely
no good
could be
born of
these!

so I hosed them down good
sent them to their rooms
and the

abrupt
sweaty
silent
aftermath
held the
answer

at last

Birdbrain

There’s a finch
with a rusty red chest
carefully clinging
to the spinning,
wind-driven
feeder on
the deck,
an avian
amusement ride
providing
safflower
and thrills
for young birds
new in town,
eager to eat
and play around,
shrugging the
last of the cold
from tiny shoulders
in a gleeful
cacophony of
carefree chirping
and when the
sun sets,
they will sleep –
for that is all
they care to know.
I should be so, too,
but no,
I have such
thinking to think!
Much ado
about nothing.

Reaper

Too much idle time
attacks the mind
with endless realization
that you will die,
contemplating the how,
when, and why
you try
healthy eating
and exercise,
pumping nutrition
into the
big fat lie
you’re growing,
the one where
you survive
this crazy ride
unlike all the
others who tried.
The wise wrap
themselves tightly
in life,
passionately gliding
through busy days
until death is nothing
more than an
unexpected surprise

Ascension

There’s a throne
at the end
of the world,
placed at the
edge
of the
ledge
overlooking forever,
a keen-edged
broadsword
leans there
in royal repose
waiting to
sever
what looms behind,
those wounding ropes
that bind
and the lies
of what never was.
Only those that
dare to become
gods
have grasped
its hilt
while their selves
cried out,
“Wilt thou
cleave me asunder?”
And the thunder
crashed
as the blade sliced
and they became
as lightning,
exploding time,
infusing everything,
blissfully nothing,
just vague
memories
floating through
shadows,
drops of dew
on stained-glass
windows