The Vibrant Mystery of "We"

The Old Sage oversees the serene meditation
of his student.

The Fool laughs at the beneficent and peaceful Quon Yin.

We are not, 
when alone,
as we are 
when with someone else.
And we are not
with every "someone else"
as we are 
with any other "someone else".

Therefore, who can say what are the preconditions
for relationship?

For just as we cannot predict
how we will be 
with another,
we cannot predict
how an other 
will be with us.

Therefore, we enter into mystery
every time we enter into relationship.

And who can say
what attributes
will lead to a combination
of two "alone-ness-ess"
into a "we-ness"?

Since we don't even know 
what "we-ness"
might emerge
in any next instant
we converge.

And in the converging,
a meeting of boundaries
and then a slow sinking together
with softening boundaries
and softening movements
a converging into merging
with undulatory messages
flickering between.

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