Friday, April 24, 2015

My eyes closed

By X. Z. Shao

My eyes closed
in a heavy cloud of mind,
my inner-self
lost in a drowsy light.

I still perceived minor noises,
heard a yelling of a boy,
chirpings of birds
and a roaring of a passenger plane.

There were no reminiscences.
No hurt of an unrequited love
no death of loved ones
cut though you like knives.
No cries for change in a desert.
No ecstasies of being in love
or of births of new lives.

The serene state was neither asleep
nor awake, neither in nor out
neither alive nor dead.
A moment of eternity
with nothing in it.

Until I opened my eyes
and everything seemed
glinting in the light,
after being washed by
a heavy shower.


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