E=mc2?

Like sparks and fish

and rapids strong enough to cut through granite,

the mind veers off and into another coral cave,

another orbit; a cosmos of the frenetic

in the attempt to assuage itself

over its charge’s inevitable demise.

 

How does consciousness live

with containment such as this;

bounded by skull and bones and flesh?

 

Illusion, the product of limitless creativity,

becomes accepted as real

while the spirit knows it is being hoodwinked.

Still, like a dog chasing its tail,

the momentum continues until,

in order to complete its rotation,

it becomes as unlike itself as possible

and morphs into a line.

 

And we wonder at insanity.

 

Take Two:

With diligence and observation,

the mind can be stilled.

 

~ bj

 

4 comments on “E=mc2?”

  1. reflective and wise verse, beautifully turned. tony

  2. The last two lines, Bela. Ooh, the difficulty of it…

    • Priya, you’re young yet. It took me many years of diligent focus to learn this. Working, raising kids and so on provide lots of often delightful distractions. So do give yourself some time. Still, the practice is worth it. One day you’ll realize the rat on the wheel has stopped running 😉


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