Wednesday, February 12, 2020

An Inessential Universe

I am an intersection
Of shifting circumstances
Prompting intermittent words

That have no conversation
Or illustrations in them.
Contemplate your surroundings—

There’s the world being the world.
Do you like your surroundings
Or dislike your surroundings?

There’s the world being the world.
You are an intersection
Of drifting circumstances.

One famous Buddhist concept
Is that no essential self
Exists. How liberating

Is that for the gasping flesh?
Everything lacks an essence.
Fair enough. Then, in essence,

It’s an inessential world.
It’s the world being a world.
It’s a world being the world,

As am I and as are you,
As I am and as you are.
Do you like your surroundings?

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