Not Poem

not positive nor negative nor neither

not God nor Devil nor either


not Buddha nor the road to kill him on

not Harry the horse nor a mermaid’s song


not me not you not I not we

not sky nor sense nor being free


not tree nor fowl nor cloud of unknowing

not mum nor dad nor not showing


up in heaven, hell or in school

not lying down at the bottom of the pool


not male nor female nor transvestite

not deadly insight in the dead of night


not mellowing nor manically meditating

not lucidly lying nor languidly levitating


not full nor empty

not I that’s plenty


not I that’s plenty


[first published at Eureka Street (Australia) online 2009]


~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on November 3, 2009.

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