Enter the Shadow

Penetrate Shadow,

Cold and dark.

Feel its wisdom,

Pain,

Anger,

Fear.

Tearing flesh,

Layers of clothing.

Peeling more,

Ripened banana.

Taste and see.

Sweetness its reward.

Nourishment,

Full,

Lighter days ahead.

Sit,

Yet once more.

Witness dullness,

Transposition,

Luminous,

All there is.

~Ani Po

 

Sitting Together: Sickness and Gladness

Walking rickety path,

Stepping yet again.

Along shores of vast and agape,

Veil between pain and bliss.

With every cries,

Heart cracks further and further.

Creating space,

Vast and agape as the shores.

With painful screech,

Joyful songs emerge.

Sitting together,

Sickness and gladness.

Choosing aloneness,

Inviting Divine.

Empty void,

Fill my soul.

Pour out my soul,

Vast and open

Divine.

~Ani Po