The poetic city: “Shortcut to Enlightenment”


The thinker (Auguste Rodin) in a garden. (Photo: Dwight Burdette)


Shortcut to Enlightenment 
It’s a playful game 
with serious intent 
The goal of which 
is enlightenment 
Sometimes I play it 
While walking the walk 
Around the golf course 
In Audubon Park 
To enter a zone
Where all effort is shed 
I simply pretend 
I am already dead.
In that state of 
Timeless relevance 
Each object speaks with
Its own eloquence 
Upon returning to the
Familiar paradigm
I carry with me a
Pinch of the sublime 


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