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A hungry ghost lusts for your healing-power hungry hands,
Baring chest and baring trust for you.
If he does not bear his cross for you to watch, then perhaps he has not paid you enough.
Does he come slumming for your enlightened interior decorating?
Do you know the look of an unbroken eye?
Can a tie hide a silk soul? Will you open one to read the note inside?
Does my sadist bodhisattva ache for every tear he cannot kiss
as he crushes sticky sweet juice from the seeds of fruit he clutches behind his back?
If bankers are your cross,
bear each with dignity across their hidden rivers.
Spare them the snobbish nine-fingered nirvana that forbids tax collectors.

20 Responses to “”

  1. Jingle Says:

    awesome description.

  2. Jingle Says:

    life has its own arrangement, carry faith,

    love your poetry talent here,

    inviting you to join Poets Rally by submitting a poem, any poem is welcome.

    hope to see you in.
    keep entertaining!
    You Rock!


  3. Stephanie Says:

    I love “Can a tie hide a silk soul.” Nice poem.

  4. John Evans Says:

    Very well written piece of poetry. I love the metaphoric language. Keep up the wonderful work. Stay Creative!

  5. jeanne/geezergirl Says:

    love your words. gonna visit here more often.. thanks
    peace out…

  6. Candice Daoud Says:

    I love your unique style. Smart poem, great job!

  7. The Lonely Recluse Says:

    A very powerful, thought provoking poem, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
    The Lonely Recluse.

  8. Nadav Yama Says:

    good poem , strong energy .. it could use a little polishing to become a shining gem.
    maybe i could attempt making some music to it if you’d like — I wrote you a p.m about it

  9. Wine and Words Says:

    I’ve seen the unbroken eye…only in the very young. I am not a fan, for there is little understanding in whole things, little empathy. I can think of nothing better than coffee with Cohen. More times it is the wine for me, a languid stretch with Leonard after a hard days work!

  10. veronica dimarco Says:

    uniquely penned. a coffee with you everyday to relax my mind…
    i like how you think and write. ;]

  11. Judith Evans Says:

    Lovely, creative use of images in this poem. I like the phrase “enlightened interior decorating”. Very nice poem!

  12. Ina Says:

    Liked it, the ‘sadist bodhisattva’ is a nice one, very good poem !

  13. paul Says:

    Not sure a sadist bodhisattva isn’t a contradiction in terms, but hey so is net neti. Fascinating reading – not sure I followed everything – have to chew it over.

  14. admin Says:

    Wow, I’m overwhelmed with the response to this one. I suppose a sadist bodhisattva is a contradiction, but the person for whom the poem is written is too. As are most people. Thank you all so much for stopping by.

  15. Raivenne Says:

    Wow. I admit, I had to come back this a few times over the past day and still may make a another pass through. There’s just so much to digest, it has to be done in stages. I’m “sadist bodhisattva” how freaking brilliant is that in context? – I love it.

  16. frayedges Says:

    I love the line, “Can a tie hide a silk soul.” Something about that catches my attention and makes me smile.

  17. Ken Donner Says:

    Wonderfully descriptive. I love the 4th and 5th lines, the bits about slumming and about knowing the look of an unbroken eye.

  18. A.B. Thomas Says:

    Intriguing and snarky bit of prose, i enjoyed the bitter sharpness in the words

  19. Jingle Says:

    Happy Potluck.

  20. booguloo Says:

    “Can a tie hide a silk soul? Will you open one to read the note inside?” Reads ominous.

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