Guillermo Veloso

(September 25 1962 / New York City)

A Buddha at the Heart of the Rock


We fear a time that gnaws away at our days
Like some forlorn church mouse
We draw our lives into
Series of decimal places further and further from the one
Binary moments, Facebook moments, digitized and pixilated
Broken down to imaginary neutrons and electrons
Quarks and muons
An absolute zero that is only
The space between life and death
But there is more at the core
It spins there with
No wants or desires
No evil or good
No yes or no
It is here that I lay
Tranquil in your warm arms
Away from motion
And robed in silence
Still, whole and eternal
A Buddha in the heart of the rock

Submitted: Monday, March 03, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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