To live with nothing between what you are
and yourself, in a simple reflection
of what is in quintessence the polestar
of all real life, both seen and hidden.

Conscious of what is beneath and beyond
the seductive fog of feeling and thought,
to know the marvel of mind body bond
where what is not elemental is nought.

To polish with deep sense contemplation
mirrored self, is to know miracle of
the physical, which awakens in one
all there is to know below and above.

To see what is left when nothing is left
is to perceive the mind at its most deft.