Superknowledge No Superpower Has


Blunders ranked up there with the worst––

Military delusions, executive misconduct,

Crises of credibility, betrayal of the public trust––

This is the legacy of all these big mouth superpowers.

Preferring the false, ignoring the authentic,

As long as they consider themselves part of the

Dream Come True World, they’re engaged

In mass self-deception.

They should’ve pursued the superknowledge

That comes with great longing for illumination––

Knowledge of the suffering everyone endures,

Knowledge of past histories of one’s self

Through all lands, all emptiness,

Understanding the languages of all sentient beings,

The ability to appear in countless forms,

The knowledge of the true nature of all things,

Knowledge of absorption in the extinction of all things.

Too bad they didn’t wake up in time.

The sun just burned a hole up their ass.



15 June 2007



[Published in Mantra Winds: Poems 2004-2010.

© 2010 by Jim Cohn.]




Mantra Winds
(MAP Publications, 2010)