We reach the speed of air
and wonder why the light
that light of inspiration
this fire of creation
yet still exceeds our understanding
or our grasp

But what is it that we really need?
the rush of some infernal speed
or is this just a death-defying fantasy
at base, that seeks the feel
of immortality?

While on the other side
the opposition holds
that meditation can control
the speed of everything
and that to sit without
a movement breaking concentration
can bring the peak experience to life

What happens then?
when stillness and the speed of light
join within a unity of flight
and velocity itself disperses
while the meaning of all life
just steals and feels
its way into our heart


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