GREAT FOOLS

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I am too lazy to be ambitious
My unconditional surrender too full to act
I let the world take care of itself
I let my fate weave its roads
I can get along with good books
One friend, one meal of rice a day
Why chatter about the news or enlightenment?
We are all deluded in our own ways
With our familiar dull frames of reference
I write instead, poems that are not my poems
These poems are not my poems
This way we can begin to speak
About the poems that touch everybody
The seers wrote poems like putting twigs
Into the fireplace, the fire that keeps all beings warm
It is not important to be famous, but to be comfortable
I am too lazy to be ambitious
I am too free to believe in particulars.

4 thoughts on “GREAT FOOLS

  1. We could reasonably ask if they are not your poems then whose poems are they and, if you are not ambitious, why write poems and publish them to others. But no doubt questions such as those will be deemed willfully literal, besides which your poem works well in it a own way.

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