Friday, March 21, 2014

Sonnet # 32: The aloof within

That aloof within, that watches all our actions
and splits our consciousness, must be submerged
if we're to find some deeper satisfaction,
where the petty snares of thinking might be purged.

But how to tame this beast whose pacing haunts us,
when we can't even find the strength to pin it down?
Its sly insidious observations taunt us
as we struggle to stay focused on the Now.

The mistake we make's in believing it's autonomous;
a being to be chased, and then subdued.
Don't think of it as separate and ominous,
but rather welcome it, embrace it, and include

it in your journey to that sweet inviting star:
this shadow's a vital part of who you are.

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