Saturday, November 22, 2014

What Is Not Being

Why do we not spend more time in contemplation
Of why what tempts us most to guilt and regret--
Food, drink, talk, sex, nakedness, gratification,
Defecation, gossip, dreams, ornamentation--
Are all essential to the human condition?
We are ashamed of being animals, we are
Ashamed of being human, we are so ashamed
Of being. Our hungers and humiliations
Are one. In our devotions we seek salvation,
Enlightenment, reconciliation with what
We are not and cannot be, what is not being.

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