The perilous shallows
My verse might be summed up
in one word - neti.
Neti, neti. Not this. Not that -
the blinking light on a harbor buoy
marking the perilous shallows.
Anything you say about God
is untrue, said Eckhart.
Anything you say about self is untrue, too.
Anything your self says is untrue.
Anything said is untrue.
Anything not said is untrue.
Just because you're paranoid
doesn't mean your false self
isn't lying to you every minute,
a corrupt politician, a crooked lawyer,
a carnie barker, a Stasi minister,
a facile seducer involved only in
the momentary escape, its own rudimentary survival.
O child of God, the only thing true
is that over which you have no control.