Buddha, Life is a Cabaret

“吾未見好德,如好色者也。/ I have yet to see anyone who loves virtue more than sex” — Analects, Confucius.

Buddha,  you say

life is only a handful
of loose sand tightly held
in a closed fist
slowly let go

so what

Buddha, you say

the world passes away
we as in a dream are
connected but fleetingly
and not in fact

so what

Buddha, Life is a Cabaret

a few naked hours
embraced tightly
in each other’s arms
is time and world



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