Wright, Charles.  Chickamauga
Canada
HarperCollins
1995
ISBN 0374524815

Page 7

Desire discriminates and language discriminates:

They form no part of the essence of all things:
each word Is a failure, each object
We name and place leads us another step away from the light.
Loss is its own gain.
Its secret is emptiness.


Our images lie in the flat pools of their dark selves
Like bodies of water the tide moves.

They move as the tide moves.
Its secret is emptiness.