Survival propagates all existence
Inhale, exhale, devour, exclude
My purpose lies not in the plumage
In the masquerades of a subtle inquiry
But in the beak and talons
Of an intractable curiosity
I am not enlightened enough to say
That I live fully but I live by my design
Inky and indecisive my lips retreat
Into the asylum of inarticulate verbs
Beguiled by the scent of incense
I reposition my hands
Palms alabaster and rose
Like lotus blossoms
Heart a blackened canary perched
In starless holes of sophic exhaust
Colors mute and amorphous
Underneath a domesticated flesh
I abandon somatic concerns
The eyes summon scarlet and sea
A mechanical muse oiled for insertion
I know these verses, these doubts
The way they churn deep within the tracts
Of an invertebrate spine
I let them flow through me, unbroken
I don’t want to write of loneliness
Of those absences which elongate
Into chasms murky and fathomless
I don’t want to speak of genius
Of scantily clad memories
Rolled into the cylinder
Of a festering cigarette
I don’t want to turn another page
To calcify another sacrificial heart
With the sympathetic saline
Of a shared humanity
I just want to drift shapeless
On the periphery, noncommittal
Observing without accusation
A moment held selfishly
Underneath the tongue
Conversations with self
Too intimate for composition
Today I didn’t feel like writing or reading, I just wanted to be. I am in a quiet, mellow, and meditative mood
18 thoughts on “Mudra”
Amazing – so perfect for the picture you chose I have to ask – did you see the picture then write, or write then find the picture. Such a perfect combination either way!! 🙂
Thanks Helen =) I found it after amazingly
I hope your quiet mellow meditative mood is good for your soul and for your muse.
It is just a mood it makes me feel rebellious whenever I try to write haha
You — a rebel? lol
I have a severe case of ODD lol
Simply beautiful. 🙂
Thank you Sonya!
nice….life is not in the plummage but the beak and talon of curiousity…great opening in that…ha, i have to agree with that philosophy on life as well…the turning of the page stanza too…nice..
Thank you so much Brian! I am so happy to see you =)
I loved this … brilliant !!!
Thank you Amrit =)
Beautiful! Where did you find this picture?
It is a wonderful image isn’t it?
I looked up Meditation on google images but for some reason I can’t find it now
Truly beautiful…..words and picture chosen.
Thank you Skye =)
Awww thanks so are you!