May 20, 2004
I only wish to be thought and experience —
enough to explain this rift in being.
If I were neither woman nor man —
but Boddhisatva — this rift
would be the round edge of an empty bowl,
like a scar.
Desire, I want none of your three palaces,
passionless, perfumed; do not ornament me
with gilden scraps, usurious novelties —
fill me with colours I do not know,
Reflection, shadow. An object that curves
the secret tomes
of others' minds like light
between the bars of form — an aesthetic null,
like any prison.
I wish to be the contents
of the alms bowl, a shifting, gaping thing;
an empty shell just full of mirrors,
reflecting no visible image or object.
Posted by delire at May 20, 2004 12:48 AM