Dogs 2011

SINGLE PLY
(3/7/11)


he asks
me
as I read
Meister Eckhart
why I consider
such material
relevant
to modern life

"he speaks
to me"

I tell him

"I understand
what he said
about living"

he shakes
his head

he considers
the Bible
religious
claptrap
so infers
a 14th century
evangelical mystic
to be simply
some long gone
elixir hawker
who sold balm
as a topical
fix
to internal
complexities

I smile

I would have
agreed
with him
30 years
ago

"intellect
alone
never proved
enough
for me"

he shakes
his head again
but smiles
in return

he's young
and considers
reality
a more logical
matter

why not

he has
a lifetime
to expose
the hidden workings
of existence

my time
grows
short

as daylight
fades
one thin
veneer
of world view
seems insufficient
to wipe away
the remnants
of the society's
daily defecation
from our
souls