By my side and in bed
How can you close your eyes?
To real magic, world of dreams-
How can you that deprive?
Panic more than pain;
Have you ever felt that weight?
Your smiles, your eyes, the lies;
Of seven skies can you that veil?
The thunder ever strikes;
How reliable, divine.
Can you be the lightning strike-
If dependent were your eyes?
Can you imagine, if-
Death you were awaiting every day?
Beside the window,
Every single day of Life
People enter, conjure ways-
Into your life, out of your sight
As the many ‘yous’ pass by-
I shall linger here, remain.
I am constant through the realm-
Of ‘nonexistent’, ‘ever fades’
I am here like ‘the change’
That ever flows, that ever fades
To be sinuous and free;
Unlike Poseidon and the trees
I seek one thing; that’s enough!
Solely one thing’s all I need
Makes you wonder, does it not?
What that ‘one thing’ might’ve been?
It’s a promise to the cosmos;
One commitment to the soul
You shall never, ever know-
Unless you’ve died forever more
It’s the pain beyond your pleasures;
It’s heavens beneath hell
It’s a promise, wondrous treasures;
Timeless bliss of glowing rays
It’s a present, ever present;
Does appease and fade your pain
Forever you’ll be free;
Of forever, when and where
Of death, of gruesome fears;
Of shadows, screaming ache
It’s a maze, your living daze;
It’s a labyrinth of hope
You flow, you never follow;
You seek until you find.
You’ll know, once through the Koan;
You’ll know, when you will know.
© Sina Saberi – 26 December 2013