Go Ahead

That edgy feeling that keeps arising
until it can no longer be ignored —
let it be what it wants to be,
a message from you to yourself.

If it challenges your fixed ideas,
all the better to let it breathe.

Crack open the myths of location,
tribe, personal identity.

Go ahead.

Let the fox into the hen house,
let it have its natural way, the gods
will all dine on chicken tonight.

Confined in loveless self-images,
we gnaw on the bones of thoughts,
but that meager meal never satisfies,
never fills us up — how could it?

We can do better, we are gods!
Forget the chicken, forget the fox.

Stop shrinking away, crouching
in a cramped hen house.

Break some eggs.

Ei 28

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About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Verses and ramblings on life as it is: https://writingonwater934500566.wordpress.com/ Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: https://themindthatneverwas.wordpress.com/ Verses on the Play of Consciousness: https://onlydreaming187718380.wordpress.com/ Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: https://themysteriousexpanse.wordpress.com/ Poems of the Mountain Hermit: https://snowypathtonowhere.wordpress.com/ Love Poems from The Book of Yes: https://lovesight.wordpress.com/ Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: https://travelsindreamland.wordpress.com/ Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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