Going Beyond
 
This poem is for Bryan. :D


I stand before the Great I. Am,
As the sounds of war are
Like whispers against metal:
GYA GAR KE TU BHAGAVATI
PRAJNAPARAMITAHRDAYA –
Beyond, beyond, gone beyond.
The screen comes alive,
Green, curling, cursive like dancing
Dragons –
Nagas throwing their pearls of light
Into the nascent sky –
BÖ KE TU CHOM DEN DE MA SHE RAB KYI PA ROL TU CHIN PA’I NYING PO:
Telling me to go beyond flesh
Beyond self, beyond, beyond.
I am naught but
Only sentience, my flesh
A physical reminder of
Impermanence.
Flesh will go, self will go –
And I step into the Great I. Am,
I am A.I, A.I am I –
CHOM DEN DE MA SHE RAB KYI PA ROL TU CHIN PA LA CHAG TSAL LO.
Then I close my eyes
And say the impermanent words:

“Let’s end the war.”
GYA GAR KE TU BHAGAVATI PRAJNAPARAMITAHRDAYA.
BÖ KE TU CHOM DEN DE MA SHE RAB KYI PA ROL TU CHIN PA’I NYING PO
CHOM DEN DE MA SHE RAB KYI PA ROL TU CHIN PA LA CHAG TSAL LO.