|Bhäraté:||Huh? What's this got to do with China?|
|Daiki:||(Scratching his forehead) Good question. I suppose to understand a nation we must learn its myths.|
|An-Yi:||These myths are not actually "Chinese." Besides, television was the pre-eminate myth-making tool of the 20th Century.|
|Chariya:||(Nodding) And the Internet is rapidly becoming the primary myth-making machine of this century . . .|
Are you certain
you are human?
There are plenty of other creatures
romping through our brains.
An entire horrorscope of existence yelps inside us:
each part insisting on its claims.
Do you sometimes feel falcons soar through your lungs?
Or sense sea creatures swimming in your intestines?
Have you every felt monkeys toss your head?
Or bulls bellow in your thighs?
In the jungle of existence we must deal with many beings:
each is clamoring for a voice;
each believes in its own "reality."
So is it possible to get out
of this pandemonium alive?
if we laugh, stay calm,
& cling to no appearance.
Seems like a big "if," huh?
Most of us are suckers
for a skillful guise.