ALONENESS

Hindus believe the self or soul (atman) repeat...

Hindus believe the self or soul (atman) repeatedly takes on a physical body. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Risen above the noise, the grind
of café machines and murmurs
the scraping of chairs and whine
of fussing toddlers
the awful wallop of beebop
the hums, the ums
the chattering mums

Reading, staring, being
in touch with my Atman;*
Supreme and sanctified
by sacred scripture and chant
I am not part of the plan
Alone yet not, blessed
with detachment

my latté cold and lifeless

while my spirit rises

* the breath; the self

© Millicent Danker
15 August 2000

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