Saturday, November 21, 2015

woman in a restaurant

Appeared in THE CHIRON REVIEW (q.d.e.p.) way back in 1998.


woman in a restaurant

today, alone, making
loud pronouncements:
"He is the One.
Jesus.
He is Love."

& everyone in the place
pretending not to hear
& the manager finally asks her to leave.

this scares me.
not because she is crazy,
but because I relate to her.

I believe  things
& think people should know.
it could be me
sitting at that table:
"the Tao that can be spoken of
is not the eternal Tao.
Accept being unimportant.
Give up learning and
put an end to yr troubles."

& people would look away uncomfortably
& the manager would ask me to leave.

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