reworked : Hodgepodge


Spaghetti mind’s
annoying gravel continues
unraveling gray matter from head

Collages of past present
Future flash as movie trailers
Unhinging further

I stand at edge fascinated
At one with the koi attempting
To steal a schmear of iridescence

Sometimes psychedelic experiences
Occur involuntarily…life providing
out of body hallucinations

Getting a handle on myself Is hard
nowadays I flounder …in mind
penitently self flagellating

Welts and wallops will heal
But a lost found spaghetti mind
Is a slip sliding scaling

Currently I am lonely in crowds
Crowds seem lonely planets to me
hastily I take refuge in inner shrine

Nothing is real actually…body
mind are perishable.. will cease to be
other than inner flame’s glow

Gathering self to self…I slow roast
A khidgeree* of body mind peace
offering “shraadha” to my soul

Hoping to be no longer lonely
Firmly friending inner “essence”
for better handling this life “unreal”

photo: Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia. Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.

*Kedgeree (“Khidgeree”) originated in India as a rice-and-bean or rice-and-lentil dish… Khichri (or Pongal) can betraced back to 1340 or earlier

**shraadha : serene commitment



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