Preference

Imbedded in their memories
now and always to be

The fighting of the good fight

Get the vision of the long view

One can go no further than this
Where else would you prefer to be?

Grind away the obstinacy and accept it

It’s a divine spot, accept it

Where else would you prefer to be?

Know the sentimental sadness in letting go

It is a fated birth, accept it

You have achieved the enshrinement

Welcome it, it’s a clarified relief

Where else in your wildest dreams

could this end have gone on and on and on?

Lead it to the grave

Scatter ashes on the water

Recall the burnt lessons of physical discontinuity

recall those you hastened to do without,

now you are

Where else would you prefer to be?

Back within the wraps of the young and misguided
serpents?

It’s an open door, don’t close it

No movements will move thoughtlessly

Detach the soul without parting

Where else would you prefer to be?

Support it as it grows free

Prefer this forced levitation through eternity

Where else would you prefer to be?

Employ your own trust unknown

For, alas they remember you now

Walk around the circle’s circumference

and encounter them again

They have you engrained

They won’t know you

You can go no further than this

Where else would you prefer to be?

K. Roberti