I Am The Possessed


Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks. This are the 30 nissaggiyas – this 2 Not to spend the night far from one of his three robes.

I Am The Possessed

I can’t remember

the last time I owned

just three of anything

that simplicity was never allowed me

I try as best I can

to possess less

to be less owned by what I own

when something new comes in

something old must leave

by leave I mean

must be gone

not merely stored away

but donated shared given away

thrown away

reduced slowly but surely


becoming less attached to things

isn’t the way of this world

even though we’re told

things don’t matter

while judging one another

by the quantity of things

by the ability to display

more than three

one isn’t be seen as enough

but giving up

settling for less

not to be attached

removes identity

if you don’t have things

like a job

a gender

a publication

a partner

no one knows who you are

no one remembers who you are

but what owned you

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