360 Degrees West

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Zen poetry

Submitted: August 16, 2008

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360 Degrees West

Like a fading holograph I see its aura disappear
It does not matter if I'm near
I cannot make it reappear.

It's sometimes seen as radar blips
Or when the sun has been eclipsed
And in some psychedelic trips
Together we have come to grips
To linger on unmoving lips
Till back into the mind it dips.

It comes and goes from where or when
A place I know I've never been
Like gasses rising from a fen
Where bogeymen have made their den
A place I know I've never been.

Some say it is a state of mind
However hard it is to find
Unless you see with eyes like mine
To you it will remain as blind.

I've sometimes seen it late at night
And felt it passing on my right
A wisp of something not quite white
And so to you I do recite
About a place I've never been.

It's not a spot on Earth to go
And Yet it is a place I know
Where no is yes, and yes is no
An X whose mark will never show.

I, like the Buddha finding Zen
Cannot tell you with my pen
About a place I've never been.


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