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Life Arts    H4'ed 3/18/21

Dreadful knocking -- a sonnet followed by a reflection of what is meant by "dharma"

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Some like to test the acuity of their brain

To see if they are losing any powers of cognition,

But I have watched more than just cognition wane

From coast to coast across this fogged-in nation.

It used to be smog that made it hard to breathe

But now it's something else that steals my breath.

May I interest you in a cool drink from the Lethe?

And what's that dreadful knocking? I feel like MacBeth!

Knock, knock. Who's there? My soul?

Or maybe it's my conscience or my heart.

I was guilty of forgetting, but now I'm on parole,

So Knock, knock. Who's there? A fresh start?

I've served time in this prison of shitty kharma.

It might be time to embrace a different dharma.


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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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