Aching back, pounding head,
weakening eyes, softening memory,
anger, nightmare, spasm..
What loves to be complained about
over tea, through the phone,
aloud aloud somebody hear this, oh please.
Imagine turning attention around,
bear chewing his tail-
Wake to me!
Symptom becomes lotus
from murky waters into light.
Manifestation of inner
Pain is not for pain’s own sake.
we alter to listen.
Awareness reaches up,