AN OPEN SECRET
the limpid color of our gaze that's why
we can't see it the luminous silence of
our listening that's what we can't hear
not cloud-obscured on the mountaintop
nor buried deep in the darkest crevasse
it inspires the revelation of each breath!
when we thirst it's water clear and cold
when we hunger it's fresh-baked bread
yet it's even dearer simpler than these
we spend our whole life longing for this
a prize all our eager seeking can't grasp
but it shines in the searching of our eyes!
nothing tricksey here it's an open secret
want to join the ecstatic ones who know?
empty yourself of self become pure light