On Pain

Zen Meditation: Pain
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas panel

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I have been lost in mire
of internal torment,
crushed by waves that dissipate
into walls of black awareness

Yet with open eyes,
I focus on the Path;
With an open heart,
I face these daggers

And with determination,
I walk through them
to emerge on the other side
Whole.