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Smiling at an Old Friend

Nina is a graduate of the Centre of Buddhist Studies at the University of Hong Kong. 

Fast abrupt, I don’t know

where am I going?

Eyes closed and moving

but never reaching.

Eyes open I want

to shout let out the light.

Keep it, keep it near

there is space for it in here

Soft smooth slow

not knowing where to go

but knowing it’s ok

not to know.

No light bursting out

from the depth of my mouth.

It glows on my skin

and deep, deep within.

There is nothing

to set free let it be.

Breathe into my old friend

there will be space here

for you until the end. 

photo © Maseedis Kay

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