Fragments of the Teachings (From the Q.2 Texts – [12’9″-7’8″])

do not ask
does the widow
come with the lighthouse?

do not ask
does the widow
come to the lighthouse
less often to remember?

ask yourselves
who comes to a lighthouse
guided by its light
knowing fully well
it has been abandoned for years?

and so I say to you
do not be ghosthunters
do not make it your purpose
to follow hollow ghosts

*      *      *      *      *

you who look for larger lights
in darkness, be content with
your pinprick, your pocket flashlight,
your brief match, your bonfire of bags
and rags

if there were a lighthouse
in every backyard
would the ships
become less confused?
would the troubled of sleep
not need to blacken their windows
or get much thicker drapes?
and what then would be
the morning light
when they finally do
awaken?

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