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Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

Not meant to beat for only me
My captive heart now shatters
Its shards slip through my boney cage
Made plural by sad matters

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In the end, it’s not the end
Of the causes and conditions that brought us here
Of the dizzying fizz of wisdom and folly
Our hearts pump like mollusks
By ancient bivalve habits we’re compelled
Sifting barren clouds of mud
Opening and closing to ourselves
And to each other

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New operating system desperately needed
Current program only runs when praised
Avoids all responsibility

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The breath, the breather and the breathing
Boundaries fuzzier than softest fur
Merged in flood flow of compassion
Praise be to the beneficial blur!

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Cabled to the constant feed of nightmare
Frightened faces and hate-filled voices
Hard to watch without yielding to despair
Without reaching for the remote my only choice
To end a dilemma I can hardly bear

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Empty, empty, empty
Empty of distortion
Empty of I, me, my, mine
Not permanent, not nothing

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