Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Secrety Silently Sane

author's note:

Reality--what a concept!
        -- Robin Williams


We already have so many gods
that provide all sorts of services

but maybe we need one more
for the purpose of helping us
regain our sanity occasionally.

I believe we can begin
to create this god of sanity
by silencing
our well-reasoned attempts
to explain what our gods want
to explain what they think--
why they do what they do.

This respite could open us
to the true silence within--
could open us

to the secret silence
behind everything:

the invisible shadow

both a part of
      and apart from
every single crazy thing.

Any mystery so deeply felt must be real

and so, this reality must be quite sane:

a sanity we can return to
whenever we bow to
our god of silence.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
myth steps

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