One world - a great engine that never sleeps.
Fighting for keeps.
The other world says:
On rain-days, cease all red dust commerce.
Listen to Dharma talks by hidden frogs.
Take your lessons for the next season
from heron wing-tips touching water.
in the currency
of thunder-knowing incense
and mountain-dragon tea.
Then, the science of liberation is unveiled.
The ever-arising self-obsessed self
The dust of the striving world
that has settled on your love-starved skin
is suddenly washed away.
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