Thursday, May 27, 2010


When I shop, my eyes are always drawn
to the buddhas,
but not the laughing ones.
And why is that?
Spirituality is a serious business?
Or is it just that I long for peace,
and already have enough laughter in my life?
Perhaps I just don't get the joke:
how funny is that,
that if we're looking
for a clear heart
it's gonna cost us?
How funny is that,
that this buddha, too
will cost us?
And peace,
and joy --
what is the cost of that?
Or is it -- as the Mastercard commercials
continue to drum into us --

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Maureen said...

This one makes me smile.

What is that pink spot on the Buddha's belly?

Diane Walker said...

That pink spot is a price tag ($59)