The thing that causes you to see
would deliver you blind
if it had its own way with you.
The idea of not being able to see
god probably came from the sun
but it’s much simpler than that.
You need to go below the surface
if failing to strike the source
keep digging until you get there.
I can’t tell you how to get there
you have to find it yourself
through rigid self-controlled discipline.
Everything you learn becomes chalk dust
coats everything in a veneer called things
only dish detergent will get it out.
Even then it’s a close run thing
the odds aren’t likely to improve
the face washing onto the shore is your own.