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Blood Dripping Guru



I am on a gurney

unable to

move, maybe strapped

down in some hospital –

there are others around

me - a nurse

comes up - dressed 

more like a career

woman - and slips 

a Tibetan offering 

scarf - a kata

over my face

and prepares an

injection – under

my chin I think -   

"We're draining 

your blood" the

shot some sort

of knock-out or

anesthetic to

keep me from struggling 

- I get it, it's a

vampire scheme - 

all these bodies to

be milked - "Who's

getting my blood?"

"Your teacher," she 

says - No shit,

I think, what

a dupe I've been!

as they wheel me away



(Author note: In Tantric symbolism, the wrathful wisdom being drinks the hot blood of ego - so this dream can be seen as auspicious, if paranoid.)



 [Originally published in NHS 1998, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs98/olmsted.html.]