What is an awareness? Favorite question
Of certain gurus, metaphysicians
And neuroscientists. The mandala
Of each moment of awareness enchants
And evades every questioner who turns in
The space of awareness, creating it.
By asking itself of itself, it is
Awareness itself, dog of consciousness
Spinning in pursuit of its vanishing.
Nothing can be known outside awareness.
It creates everything, but it controls
Nothing, is the cosmos self-creating,
And is an evanescent, blurry wisp
Glowing intermittently in the fens.