A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

THE LIGHT
(9/20/11)


look
for it
my friend

it's there

don't whine
to me
about
not having
the right
job
the right
education
the right
experience
the right
lover
or simply
not having
enough precious time
to make your life
the fulfilling
endeavor
that it
should be

there are no
external excuses
for your
unhappiness

what
you want
glows inside
no matter
the day
or the
place

I can't
tell you
how to
find it

you have
to discover
the delight
of enlightenment
on your
own

but I
would suggest
following
the reflections
of whatever
personal illumination
that you may
possess

what you
emanate
in earnestness
will be returned
to you
as a guide

so get on
with the search
and leave me
alone

during
the course
of this exhortation
the shadows
have found
me

I have
my own
looking
to do

eternally