I woke up that morning
Speaking in a foreign tongue
Weird feelings overcame me
I began speaking in Pali
Reciting some ancient Buddhist text-
My teacher said these things
Are just sensations
Let them go!
But I was convinced I had entered Into a new world
A world I knew so well
And these men who walked around me
Damn it I know them!
In the evening I sat down on the trampled grass
And watched the mountains
Light was turning into dark silence emerging out of sound
I reached out and touched those mountains with my hand
God said hey don’t worry It’s real friend
Come dance with me.