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Poetry Series: No. 6 – “Awake”

Awake

© 2011 Leslie I. Benson
From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems”
Available for purchase on Blurb.com.

buddha saves us because
of what he knows

from the void
he awakens
chanting to me from
behind closed eyes
a dreamless paradox
transforming my existence
from a sacred foundation
anointed in prophecy

i ascend into vision
and attribute it to faith

communion i join you
through autumn flames
red and orange
burning golden leaves
etched into flesh
leaves imprinted into us
like those on wet cement

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