That which is Unnamed
(Elizabeth Stein)

Sarah Webb
talk of it
and it disappears
like silence.

“how can being true
to one's nature be hard?”

try to grasp
its meaning; it slips quickly
out of reach.

“what's the point of having
that which you cannot hold?”

stop seeking.
sit with legs folded,
eyes half-closed.

In zazen you hold it till
you realize you hold it.

you are Buddha
unless you set your mind
to being like Buddha.

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