The Hunger For Simplicity
We need to leave our homes
and everything inside them.
We need to leave our families
and our names and our promises.
Just for the afternoon.
We need to meet in a garden
where it is quiet
and nothing moves.
Let's take off all of our clothes.
Let's take off our burdens,
and our stories
and all the things that we think we know.
I don't want to practice with you
the parts of ourselves we have already mastered:
our hands, our faces, especially our voices.
We can leave that loveliness to beginners.
What I want to learn about
is everything that remains:
Your eyes- and where they lead to.
Your mind- and all it invents.
Your dreams- now that you're awake.
Bring me to that place deep within you
which you have chosen and built
just for yourself.
Make love to me there,
for as long as you want to,
without your beautiful body