Need not end. Indeed, nothing. Step
out. Grist for wits. Shadow of your
shell. Stand there.
No other ground. No
other. And the world concerns you every-
where, but do not identify with it.
Let light onto us. Flowers through the
gate, flowers skimming
the wall. A carpet of petal.
Treasures below the earth. Neither in
this world nor another, guarding.
Nothing but fade and flourish.
--from 'A Shipwreck in Heaven'; Keith Waldrop