Thursday, February 02, 2006

Suck It, Samsara!

Flower of Zero By Stuart Davis

What's to see but the secret?
Crystal balls sittin' in your sockets
What's to feel but the presence?
Shakti fields surge in your circuits

Steep it, cook it
Love is an oven
A couple ones
and I could bake you eleven
Shake it, cut it
open a vessel
a couple wounds
could give you a vinyard

What's another bruise in the belly,
Can't you take a punch like a lover,
don't you wanna dance in the gutter,
For the flower of a zero?

Daddy likes polishing a pistol
Mother digs fingerin' her bible
Sister's stuck under an uncle
I got a brother down
bingin' in the basement

Shakin' shadows outta the mortals
duke it out until the Devil is dizzy
breakin' knuckles
fuckin' climbin' a spiral
diggin' jewels outta the jungle

What's another bruise in the belly
can't you take a punch like a lover
don't you wanna bleed like a mother
for the flower of a zero?
What's another spike in a muscle
to a couple kids in a riddle
fallin' outta hell like the petals
from the flower of a zero?

Flower, Zero

Baby why do we do this?
We've already been through this
we're all Jesus and Judas
especially the Buddhists
But I keep feedin' the fantasy
God I'd love a lobotomy
before I murder the Mystery
I need you to lift me
Above
all the shit I've learned
show me the way
without a word
Forget about halos
Forget about heroes
Flower, zero

What's another bruise in the belly
can't you take a punch like a lover
don't you wanna bleed like a mother
for the flower of a zero?
What's another spike in a muscle
to a couple twins in a riddle
there's nobody here but the petals
from a flower of a zero

Flower, zero

1 comment:

davem said...

I haven't read your blog in a while... so I'll comment on your past entries right here. As far as the scheduling goes, I couldn't agree more with your conclusion.

The way I see it, the future is still the present, but in the future. There will ultimately be suffering in your life - the thing is you can control when (and consequently to what extent) this suffering is to take place. For instance: you waste 12 years preparing to be prepared for a job. Why? Wouldn't you rather live in the present? Well, when you get to the future, there is much more to be lost at that point. You could lose the later 50 years of your life just because you didn't feel like learning for 12 years.

Here's another instance, although much less likely: You have to climb up a rope, probably higher than you've ever gone before to save your life from a free fall. You will suffer physically and mentally from trying to live, but you will also suffer physically and mentally from deciding that you want to live in the present and just let go. Suffering is implied with life. Choose your pain wisely my friend (which basically means, get a schedule and stick to it the best you can).