You have two sets of eyes --
the physical ones
and the vast eyes
placed within you
by the spirit land
through which you move.
You may think
the rocks and trees from your land of birth
are just rocks and trees of your land of birth
but your second set of eyes are on loan from them
by unseen fearless things around you
that you can never fully understand.
If you awake one day
with tired spirit eyes,
that's a different type of fatigue --
a signal arriving
from your own ground of being
telling you in no uncertain terms
that a big rusted lock
is about to be busted open within you.
The question The Teacher will ask
on the path between mountain top and parking lot:
Are you brave enough
to embrace what awaits
on the other side of the door?
(c) 2017 / Frank LaRue Owen / purelandpoetry.com
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