Mantra

By Fujimi


Gaze full of nothingness.
An empty vortex of feeling.
Can't feel this person reaching for you;
Can't escape.
Forever in this archaic hole.

And a mantra repeats in your head:

This will go away.
This will go away.
This will go away.
This will go away.

Need to believe, have to believe.

This will not go away.
This will not go away.
This will not go away.

This will never go away.

Enshrouded in your perfectly fabricated shadows.
Jumping at the person too close to you,
Repeating,

'Come back.'
'Come back.'
'Come back.'
'Come back.'

Need to believe, have to believe . . .

This will go away . . .
This will never go away.

What are you running from?
Why are you running away?


12 July 2006