for as long as wanting wants

Bato Dugarzhapov, Silence

 

for as long as
wanting wants
anything – anything
[even not-wanting]
stillness is abandoned
peace is merely a story

 

see, as long as
wanting wants
there will be a wanter
an insatiable grasper
an inexhaustible seeker

deaf
to the savage wisdom
that whispers,
“First find the wanter!”

 

as long as
wanting wants
and the wanter
believes
it has more substance
than a thought;

believes
it’s real, with an agenda
[noble, admirable]

the clamour of wants will obscure
the Presence
of gracious sufficiency.

 

– miriam louisa

 


[Edited June 1, 2020
– a few tweaks to the lines
– a painting added: Bato Dugarzhapov, Silence.]


2 thoughts on “for as long as wanting wants

Leave a Reply to miriam louisa Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s