Tao Te Ching #47, Fish

The answer is there in that place

where there is no answer to be

discerned other than the one

that gently tears you apart.


There..a fish jumping in the lake;

all you see is the silver comma of flashing light,

but you know now, don’t you?

Your mind has been opened- kissed open-

in ways than it can never again be closed.


There..grasshoppers everywhere

leaping, snapping in front of you

a firework of cold dry wings and legs

opening paths for you, and now

you know where you are going, yes?


Yes. Don’t think about it. Yes.



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