Burned Out Buddha

Each time I come home from work I try approaching a thought, only to feel like I’m floating too close to the sun.

There’s just this warm feeling that’s either coming from me or from outside, I can’t tell,

and every time I feel it I tell myself it’s okay to not know what to say, and that maybe the expression will never come, that I have to look forward to a ton of tolerance and being kind to myself, without ever really achieving anything except a stammer.

That just sucks, that’s boring, a little voice in my head says, and it’s right, it does suck, and it is boring, and it’s disappointing too,

that is, until I admit I don’t know what those things are either, and that perhaps terrifying should have been on the list. Excuses get heavy under their own weight.

But this is supposed to be where I say something uplifting and turn a phrase in order to make the story open up and begin its final sprint to the conclusive finish and break through the tape into the illusory expression permanence.

Normally I’d relish the opportunity. Behavioral cognitive therapy is always welcome, even when done poorly, at least until saying the right thing at the right time becomes a way to avoid feeling impregnated by an alien.

Which is why, though I’d like to keep this conversation going, much like I’d like to keep myself going, I know I’m not going to keep any of it anything, and am simply ready to practice resting with that now.

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