bulbous overgrowth of age
as he lowers his boom to the lotus position

he responds to our questions
with vaporous phrases that rarely really answer
what itched our brain
but his responses float over us
like cozy cosmic fog

think nothing
think nothing
my leg is tingling
no matter
i think i have to pee
forget it

and, really
try not to take this all so seriously
just focus on
Nothing

my heart goes for quiet
while my brain calls for distraction
just something
anything at all…

the sound is not short
it is long and extended
breaking me for a moment
from continued struggle-toward-nothingness

even gurus fart too

the politician by Chris Love

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