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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 2, June 2014

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Thomas H. Chockley
Plainfield, Illinois, USA


Falling Out of the Void

I am out of practice. Still, this is just a beginner’s meditation session. Before the leader even asks, I have already closed my eyes. My hands are folded. I’ve taken a few deep breaths. She begins non-stop directions. How to sit. How to breathe. To visualize inner colors. I don’t do colors! I’m a mantra sort of guy. I drag my old mantra out of the closet. Still works just fine, thank you. Except, I wonder if I will hear the leader bring the meditation to an end. Will she ever get to the end? I am so out of patience!

notice any thoughts . . .
tufted titmice sing outside
. . . and let them go

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