You Are Asking Now For A Metaphor To Understand - Poem by RIC BASTASA

i heard you when you said you find it hard to understand
my scribblings on the sand
words seem not to be related to the next word
not having a connection between their close distances

how can you connect a star to an ant
or an electric eel to a ladle
the sea to a cooking pot
something too far and something too near
the universe to a grain of sand
the wilted sunflower
to the screw of this motorcycle,

make the link, that is a challenge and you complain
i am just confusing you
there is no meaning to all these bickerings of thoughts and
anti-thoughts, you tell me

but let me ask you my friend,
how do you relate to God?

is He the same as You,
far and near
thoughts to anti-thoughts
matter to non-matter
flesh to spirit

you want a word always to correspond to an object
at first
there is no problem here but go beyond what the word
should be
or what a word must be to non-objects

you need the help somewhere
you are asking now for a metaphor

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2008

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