June 3rd, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (33)


                              If I am non-existent,
                          then whose hurt do i feel
                           when their disapproval
                       hangs over me like a threat?

                    If i have become one with silence,
                             then what is it in me
                           that murmurs in agony
                     when her loving eyes turn cold?

                                  If I am empty,
                              then whose pride
                        keeps me awake at night?

                                        -- Jos Stabbert