With That Moon Language (Warrior Poet Mental Yoga 215)

With That Moon Language

Admit something:

Everyone you see,

you say to them,

“Love me.”

Of course you do not do this out loud,

otherwise,

someone would call the cops.

Still,

though,

think about this,

this great pull in us to connect.

Why not become the one

who lives

with a full moon in each eye

that is always saying,

with that sweet moon language,

what every other eye

in this world

is

dying to hear?

Muhammad Hafiz

 c.1320-1389

Killing the Future and Stealing the Past (WPMY 120)

In our country, it seems that most prefer to talk of and about dead people

or

the things that they really want to kill,

as opposed to participating in a truly genuine and peaceful conversation,

in the actual present,

with a living entity capable of speaking for and about themselves.

One might associate such speaking for the dead

as a form of living in the past,

and speaking of killing whoever in the future,

as a form of living in the future.

Appreciative remembrance and the celebration of a passed life,

has always seemed more devout and profound to me,

when the living minimize their dilution of the essence passed.

Vitriolic rhetoric and war mongering about killing in the future,

is always proclaimed most vehemently by those most terrified of living in the present

and

having to acknowledge that their “enemy” might be more justified in their opinions

and actions,

than they happen to be themselves.

Killing the future and stealing the past,

certainly makes it easier for people

to avoid the truthful reality of the present.

Cribb          2016