Fred LaMotte [FB] ~> Until you’re lost enough to cry

The shaman charged you too much

for your own breath.

The savior hid your soul under a cup

and switched it with his own.

The guru ran off with your Shakti

during the honeymoon.

Meanwhile the leftist was tricking you

into thinking you were someone’s victim,

as the fascist promised you peace

if you worshiped his flag and carried an AR-15.

The yoga teacher told you your body was God,

but the New Age metaphysician insisted

your flesh was an illusion.

So you took a workshop with the leading

non-duality coach who spent

the whole weekend reminding you

that he teaches Nothing

because there is no teacher

and no one to teach.

You felt guilty when you asked

your bank to cancel his $500 check

and sent him a new one

made out for Zero.

Maybe that’s why you went back to church

and tried to feel like a sinner

so you could get saved,

but there was Nothing to get saved from.

What will you do now

that you’ve followed every path

and wound up here

in the old growth forest again?

Don’t become a cynic, friend.

Just take off your shoes and wander

all night, barefoot on broken moonbeams

among the Bleeding Fairy Helmets,

fungi Mycena Haematopis,

cedar fronds and owl eyes,

embodying the howls of grampa coyote,

until you’re lost enough to cry,

‘I am home, I am home!’

About michael burgwin

A child of the peace and antiWar movements, a Truther with self-diagnosed Opposition Defiance Disorder, formerly politically liberal tho now politically marooned, and Post-Doomer, on any issue, I trend to the conspiracy side, sort through the absurd, fantastical and insane, until I find firm ground usually located just the other side of the censorship firewall of propaganda and orthodoxy, dogma, and other either / or thinking.
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