Beyond Compare

You are incomparable.
Your pain is incomparable.
Your pleasure incomparable.
Your presence unsurpassed.
The flow of your attention
a continuum of
ineluctable pulsation
in the ocean of eternal wonder,
unrivaled precisely
because it is One.
But comparison shatters
your now into time
and breaks your stream in two,
turning not only your pain
but even your joy
into suffering...
Please don't ruin the mystery
of your incomparable life.
(I learned this from
the stillness of a flower.)

Photo by Laurent Berthier