How to be Enlightened

Here’s how to be enlightened,
how to attain nirvana,
do you wanna?

First you vacuum out
your mind and empty it
into the void.
Rather like a metal ashtray
it can be used again and again.

Wade into the water,
at least up to your neck,
what the heck.
Go for it.

Rise into the sky
you earnest son or daughter.
Drown in the bliss
of the sun’s first kiss.

Show no scorn for it.
You were torn for it.
Born for it.

When you get there,
no fair writing postcards
saying “Wish you were here.”
That ain’t enlightenment.

Vicki Woodyard


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