BY JAN HAAG

ART & POETRY - ACCUMULATIONS

INTRODUCTION + POETRY + MUSIC + ESSAYS + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART + HAAG'S BIO




INSPIRED BY

NISARGADATTA


ENTR'ACTE V

DEATH

08-16-02
"She's like death, she vants everything." James Sherman, tag line of a joke




Slowing down, creeping befuddlement --
is it Nisargadatta's world?
Siva? Age? Allergies? Orneriness?
Time to let go?
No place else to
go? Divine intervention? Idiocy?
Is it six months
in paradise? Flu? Carpal-tunnel?

Stiffness, just the way
things are? Will be? --
from now on, eternally.
No pep, no vitality.
no sight of futures,
tunnel vision on pasts,
blocked mind, unclear thought.
Even anxiety is slowing

down, creeping out of
my life in these
unbelievably corrupt, terrifying times.
Thus it always was?
Ask Savonarola, Genghis and
his Khans, Pol Pot,
the bleeding Lincoln dying
at the hands of

corruption equal to now.
Is this why old
people die? -- unable to
adjust anymore to abuse
of the human spirit?
But death is kind
and grasping, readily greeting
even me, even you.

What better present than
oblivion? -- The Goddess who
wants what even life's
tenacity can't hold -- forever.




#92




Copyright © 2002 Jan Haag
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Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jhaag@u.washington.edu


BY JAN HAAG



ART & POETRY - ACCUMULATIONS

INTRODUCTION + POETRY + MUSIC + ESSAYS + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

HAAG'S BIO


21st CENTURY ART, C.E. - B.C., A Context