(s)elf portrait

Tuesday platform at Toads. Kerry is in da house.

Without further ado, I extend the invitation for today’s platform: WRITE::LINK::SHARE

scratch that

clear

undisturbed surface

 

where the buddha

smiles

 

it boils beneath

 

spitting hot coals

at the joyful

for just

 

being

 

rips asunder

the fabric

of self

 

to reveal

 

truth

 

 

the buddha

is a fucker

 

kill him

 

kill him

 

now

 

 

21 thoughts on “(s)elf portrait

  1. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha! Such an interesting take on this meme or koan–whatever you’d call it–I always think more of sanctimony than boiling, but I think that could also be the case, and really interesting to see how you’ve framed it. Your rhythms work well too. k.

  2. Plum says:

    I’m scared of you now. What kind of psychopath would want to hurt Buddha?

    The “now” at the end was clever.

  3. Charley says:

    Paul, I truly get it. And sadly, I think the Buddha would approve. I can’t say it for certain, ’cause we don’t move in the same circles. But what little I know….

    I like the heat of this.

      • Charley says:

        Lets make the arrangements, then. A fine Irish wake (you choose the Pub… er, location). I’ll arrange the church funeral (ecumenical, to be sure) and contract for the speaker. Meanwhile be looking for a good lawyer! 🙂

  4. Marian says:

    I was sailing along enjoying your one-word lines and then had a giggle when I reached “the Buddha is a fucker.” 🙂 Appreciate the sentiment and the peeling back.

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