The Dharma of Surfaces

cocksure prickly puppet show
extravagance, the cash, the blow
the Nietzsche cults, the in-the-know

the craving, preying, aching minds
the politics, the cards, the blinds
the peaks you climb, the bind you’re in

see trickster wily surface win
with skin deep skin, the outside-in
behind the thin veneer of you

is everything, and empty too
of form, but forms and starts anew
gives birth to air and sky to blue