The Clarity of Any Sadness
After sustaining any infraction, find a way to direct it toward
The Sutras are full of such advice.
Try this : place two words, equidistant, against the friction of your
speak, against the stricture of stick and stone.
See how your own insides thrive on the plants that lush outside
Get on your knees while kissing your knees.
This is an esoteric teaching I am not at liberty to clarify.
Then separate the string bean part of your heart from the tough
Boil the butter and pour it, clear, through gauze into any jar of your
This is not a recipe for sadness. The elephant is already in the
I have been using the tail of its massive silk self to clear the way.
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