Thursday, April 07, 2011

Can You Imagine That? (Prompt: What If Poem)

Can you picture him
without his tumbleweed hair,
his aging, overweight torso
and the gray purple bags
under his eyes?

If you could strip him
of his inferiority complex
and make him
taller
thinner and
whiter,
wouldn’t that be
something?

Could you picture a world
where he was loved
and accepted
for who he was
and not for what
he brought?

Dig if you will
a picture
of him
completely at peace
and content in his
own skin.

And what if he didn’t
have the gnawing
relentless need
to always entertain
or serve someone
because
otherwise he felt like
he didn’t deserve
to be there?

Can you imagine that?

Well, neither can I,

and so I write.

1 comment:

  1. see, the Buddha IS in you, just like I said...what a hoot!

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