You and I speak to one another in medicine verbs.
These are the words we live by after we die and there are no words.
It’s plain to see that people have a very difficult time getting along.
So many things that promise benefit end up doing harm.
Enemies are everywhere––if you know this, cast them behind you.
If you are able to meditate on sky, clouds are manifestations of sky.
Once more resolve these manifestations. Once more resolve your mind.
The next life’s journey is longer and more perilous than this one.
7 May 2010
Spoken word version from Venerable Madtown Hall, copyright © 2013 by Jim Cohn.
Video clip from The Making of Venerable Madtown Hall, copyright © 2013 by Jim Cohn.