(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


undisturbed surface


where the buddha



it boils beneath


spitting hot coals

at the joyful

for just




rips asunder

the fabric

of self


to reveal





the buddha

is a fucker


kill him


kill him





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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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.” ๐Ÿ™‚ Appreciate the sentiment and the peeling back.

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