Three Yogis

The jnana yogi's mantra:
"I don't know,"
repeated over and over
as he falls asleep until
body, mind and soul all snore
and the one who
doesn't know
remains eternally
awake.
The bhakti yogi's prayer:
"Even when my heart is dry
and I feel no love for You
your love is all around me
like space
but more silent,
soft as a uterus.
My emptiness
is your compassion."
The karma yogi's discipline:
"When I am weary of doing
I will do even more,
until the "I" who felt weary
is burnt away
and all that remains is
your breath, O Swirler
of Galaxies.
Now flow through the night
of my stillness
and dance me.