Practicing for Infinity

What we designate as “the waking state”
is not unlike the strange screenplays
mind makes up while we dream.

The creator has no master plan —
that job falls to me and you.

Just so, dreamers are naturally dear
when they’re dreaming.

They make innocent facial expressions
which hardly anyone notices, since
everyone else is occupied too.

Some seem to be practicing for infinity,
others look as if they’re already there.

Since we meet now and again in our dreams,
we have grown comfortable enough
to look closer, but when I do
your form dissolves and what I thought
was you is me, while whom I really am is you.

If I tried to say more, listeners might hear
their own thoughts blossom into odd flowers.

It could happen.

Imagine if there was no skin,
no bone, no muscle, blood or water.

No image, no thought, no limit.

Light would run towards itself in slow motion,
just like that old TV commercial on a beach.

When it’s finally about to embrace itself,
the director will call for another take.


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: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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