Your heart, like an etheric record, or
An archeological dig awaiting the
Sacrifice of your renegade fieldwork
To focus on the excavation of your lost
Self, your singular clay tablets labeled,
Ready to be freed from the depths
From life’s mayhem and mystery
To reveal your true heart knowledge
Heart Knowledge, © Jamie Dedes
gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā / gone, gone, everyone gone to the other shore, awakening, so be it
Heart, with its penchant for
Hoarding the wins and losses
Casts about and waits for the day
You wade through life’s detritus
And find yourself reframing
Seeking your true story with
Your new clarity and you
Discover meaning at the core
Of your history, as though
Some inner sculptor has been
Chiseling away at the excesses
Revealing the truest you, and
Rousing to that greater duty
Your clearer site and gratitude
Enkindles psalms to enshrine
Your mother’s call to dinner
Your child’s cry in the night
Your descent from the cosmic heart
© 2019, Jamie Dedes
WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT:
Today’s prompt suggests exploring what is perhaps our most ancient, universal, abiding, and evocative symbol: ♥ Heart! ♥
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