Don't Go On

Don't go on 
about Oneness.
Just fall silently in love
with duality
and see what happens.
Meet your pain with the kiss
of direct perception.
The peep of a frog, the sting 

of a nettle, the vacancy 
of the park bench covered 
with wet leaves
where we met and surely 

touched one summer afternoon -
all signs of awakening,
signs that the perceiver
is finally enamored 

of this grievous broken-open
unfallen world.

Collage by Rashani Réa