Up To Neck

Up To Neck

I sat long enough among the companions of the fire

now I am up to neck in water

you say up to neck is not enough

make your head your foot, and descend into love

there is no up to neck union


I say, but for the sake of your garden

I sat up to my neck in boiling blood


you say, yes you escaped the alluring world

but not yourself

you are the magician caught in his own trickery



cut the breath of self and be silent

language cannot come from your throat

as you choke and go under