Dogs 2007

CRYPTIC BULLSHIT
(1/24/07)


oh how
we are drawn
to the complex
convoluted
and obscure
for the solutions
to our esoteric
existence
believing that
our sadly
insufficient intellects
are the key
to unlocking
the unfathomable mysteries
of life
the universe
and our meaning
in the infinite
void

we look to
mathematics
incantations
the Cabala
the Koran
the Veda
the Bible
formulas
symbols
mantras
physics
prayers
puzzles
and codes

we go to
observatories
monasteries
synagogues
laboratories
universities
mosques
churches
pyramids
ashrams
temples
schools
tombs
and crypts

we ask
psychiatrists
researchers
professors
preachers
ayatollahs
reverends
prophets
teachers
doctors
imams
priests
monks
and rabbis

when
will we learn
that we can only
find answers
to the limited questions
which we ourselves
have fashioned?

would
it be so difficult
for us to admit
that our only
purpose
destiny
or miracle
is the breath
presently
in our lungs

and that
our only
heaven
nirvana
or reincarnation
is the acceptance
of that fact?

too simple
a solution
to satisfy
such a complicated
humanity

we
search
on