Incense Sticks

Incense sticksLit and burningShedding ashOfferings to the GodsUntil our sticks are burnt And we are gone.. I used to hate incense – as recently as last month I hated incense – now I’m addicted to the stuff. The smell hasn’t changed, although now I open up my entire house and the scented smoke disperses so […]

Malleable

We are all capable of self destructing Allowing the dark To usurp the light that burns within A single thought leading to another And another The perpetual dripping tap Releases from above Gravity grasping as it falls toward the ground Absorbing sound But there is a moment before the splash is heard In that moment […]

Who sits?

In meditation We learn compassion Patience We learn to sit Commit No matter what thoughts cross our mind Back and forth Jumping in We let them do what thinking is Because that is the brain and how it acts Nobody would tell a heart to stop beating So we can’t stop thinking thoughts Only We […]

The long conversation

When you’re quiet And you’ve done the work Your mind is at rest You’re focused And there is someone in the room Just making aimless conversation If you tune in Whilst still remaining quiet It is annoying And you realise So much of what we say and converse about With some people Strangers usually or […]

Scattered beads

There is a space insideA vast auditoriumWhere we stand togetherAnd connectWe file inOne by oneThe heartbrokenThe desperateThose who have hit rock bottomThe enlightenedThe ones who stumbled in drunkThe forgottenThose that have lost their wayOr just found itFor these are the statesIn which we comeOne by oneAnd suddenly the lights go onAnd we are manyWe arrive […]

Empty Saddle Riders

When the mind is without thought The silence buzzes Shrieks The area between the ears looms huge  Like a four lane highway  Empty of vehicles But full of noise Surging outwards to the ears Searching For sound  When the eyes are without sight Coloured lights  Flash against black Blue Silver Coiling Roiling The lack of […]