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This poem and others are available in my books, Nothing Works: Meditations on Aikido, Buddhism, the Tao, Zen, and other inconsequential things….and, Nothing Special, and Nothing Matters…, available thru Amazon.com, in print and Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble websites…..Also available as an e-book via Smashwords.com. Try this link: www.nothing-works.com for the full array of options.
I was born To pain, doubt, fear, Perhaps, with some relief And, maybe some love But, such are the conditions Of all births, surely I learned to navigate The ups and downs, downs, More downs, of life I tried not to become too bitter And was as successful as some Perhaps, most… I sought out answers To this and that – and more this I even sought out answers To questions I didn’t even know I had A much more difficult task Let me assure you Sometimes I catch glimpses Fleeting glimpses of something Something beyond the obvious, but As Lord Buddha once said: You’re fucked whatever you do! At least, that’s what I think he said But, then, he was always Saying weird shit – Weird to me, anyway Be that as it may While I still search I don’t, in actuality, expect To find any real answers