apsie in the bardo
i am reading the tibetan book of the dead
wow are they ever hardcore when it comes
to the final 49 days never mind the final 49 minutes
they tout fullthrottle bareback elite death
ie., the pinnacle of athleticism in leaving this
veil NO OPIATES ALLOWED!
i wonder if they give special dispensation for
the choking death? the cancer death? i can’t
find that anywheres in the 241 page tome
there should be a warning label opening this
book may cause a fear of natural death so great
you will need opiates 49 pages in (much like these poems)
I mean really does it need to be so complicated
people? when the actual death of the dying human
is the most gentle breeze you will ever witness
so why begrudge your human opiates should
they be unable to breathe? i guess they figure
it’s a slipperyslope +of course it is
you can start my drip
..not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won ..and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools..
(The Sound and The Fury William Faulkner 1929)
Death is the hardest thing from the outside. But once inside you taste of such completeness and peace and fulfillment that you don’t want to return.
(C.G. Jung after his near death experience from a heart attack)
Winter 2022 ..let my people go..