Illusion of Ourselves…………….. by Philip V Smith

 

Illusion of Ourselves

In the palm of the buddha
a lotus!
but is it a simple palm?
or a simple lotus
it is, and it isn’t
for it is every lotus
that ever was
and it is every palm
of every buddha
that ever was
or will be for that matter
and all matter
connecting the dots
in between.
gaze at it as the air
runs in and out
molecules whirling
below skin
below flesh
into bone
into blood
slip through your
atoms gleaming
and see the dancing
into bone
into blood
slip through your
atoms gleaming
and see the dancing
strings
now spin rotating slowly
and ascended
rushing outward
past flying birds
and drifting clouds
passed the laughing moon
and the smiling sun
see the milky way whirl away
this all of this is
but the hand of the buddha
and the lotus
all of this is you
cosmic dust.

Philip V Smith has never been published (between paper pages of high-art academic journals)…He is a chunk of pizza anti-matter adrift in the Universe…. This of course is an untruth but it’s far easier than the truth..which of course is best left an unknowable mystery….

Copyright © 2011 by Philip V Smith


 
 
 
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