A SPOON REFLECTION
One time my dog ate cat shit
From the litter box then puked it up.
Cat shit dog puke is the worst smell.
Whatever it is, it doesn’t matter
Right now, just note what it is,
Let it go, and come back to the breath.
It didn’t last long. Then the dog ate
The cat shit dog puke. A mortician
Will confirm your pets will eat you.
One time a corpse puked eye-searing
Doom juice all over me, but there’s
No smell like the farts of the dead.
No matter what arises, let go, and come
Back to the breath. You can read this
With your eyes open or closed.
Don’t listen to the voice that says,
You are terrible at this! Why bother?
The other side is one oblivion.
Sometimes the only way to stop
A male body from urinating is
To tie a knot around the head
Of the penis with suture thread.
If you notice you have an itch,
Instead of scratching it, become
Curious about it, become curious
About the sensation of itching.
Give it your attention and usually
It will go away without touching it.
And then come back to the breath.
Rotting watermelons in Texas heat
Is the worst smell I’ve ever endured,
And I’ve smelled a burning body
In Mexico. But try to stay upright
And alert at the same time.
No matter what you’re thinking,
Note it, and let it go. If you become
Uncomfortable in whatever position
You have taken, it’s OK to change
Your position. If you have been lying
Down, you can stand. Do whatever
You wish. You are not stuck.
As long as you keep your spine straight
You can keep up your practice for hours.
Not that that is the point. The point is
Don’t be distracted by your body.
There was the time I saw a guy
Trying to eat a seagull with a plastic
Spoon in a 7-Eleven bathroom.