Sunday, October 18, 2015

The land of Nod

The land of Nod                                                                                       

When the umbilical cord is cut --
our original attachment, not just to mother

but also Father, to any other --
the wound is so deep and great,

rarely does it heal over a lifetime.
Wandering the land of Nod

in hope of a poultice,
a concoction of ultimate remedy.

Over the aeons, we have gotten plastered
by every voodoo cure, herb and root,

mustard seed and devil’s club;
chased the old wives’ tales

around every bend and corner
and come up empty and hurting,

none the wiser and further
impaired deeper in the core

where it all begins and never leaves,
where the world’s cataplasm cannot reach.

So the dog chases its tail, the tale of human history,
unable it seems, to turn and face the truth

of our permanently attached oneness
and our hidden-in-plain-view non-existence.

O child of God, you and I are not we but One
means the notion of you must be abandoned.

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