she says -- like she does --

"compartmentalization is responsible
for the spiritual vacuity of people today.
Rationalization and your need for a drink
seem to take precedence over everything."

This from the nymph who last Saturday
helped me kill a quart of gin,
still in your 'zazen pose'
and presumably the result of
some enlightenment.

I mull this over, but not too much,

"Let's get back to the poet thing,"

I slam on the brakes,
master of something,
and you open your eyes.

"You should learn not to mix metaphors
and your Zen is bullshit."

The bald, gay Buddha bobble head --
you know the one with teeth
like Martha Raye --
bouncing like crazy on the dash
seemed to adamantly agree.

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