What is this?
This outrageous, ever-unfolding display:
decapitations, orgasms, bombastic politicians,
premature babies born with everything wrong, struggling to breathe.
Grannies rock them back to life.
Two runners fall, one tears her knee.
The other, a competitor, eases her up–
forgoes the race, and trots beside the hobbling athlete.
They cross the finish line together, dead last.
Now friends for life.
Prior to this erupting chaos,
prior–but not in time–
is the ineffable:
empty of things,
but full of possibility.
Rest there–or better said,
in this ground of being
and, still resting,
join the show.
© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2016
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