Good Question, Good Quest

Steve Braff


A sense of ease
this settling down
wonderfully absent worry.

Till I feel the old hunger
to capture and codify
to make it all ways always mine.

And in this very grasp
to witness the diminution
of that subtle grace.

For if peace is technique
then this be but one more tool
whose blade must certainly dull.

Give it up says wisdom
past practice to redirection
of my misplaced intention.

Release self-reference
most difficult renunciation
of this perennial obsession– to fix me.

What would I give to give up that battle
and surrender into the freedom
to be present to whatever calls?

Good question.
Good quest.

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