FREEDOM

Freedom from the Past
is the Present.
Freedom from the Future
is the Present.

The Present
is a crack that runs
through the universe.
Into it everything disappears
like snowflakes
into a bonfire.

For Māra’s people,
the Present
is a mental space
filled with memories,
thoughts of the Future,
sense impressions
and a random stream of thought.

In the gap between thoughts,
the real Present can be seen
like the sun at noon
through dusty cobwebs

blazing in a clear sky.
(Or slept through.)

 

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