Without my even trying,
My peace of mind breaks down;
My inner light starts dying
And wishes it could drown.

I’m crushed by a sensation –
An all-consuming lack,
And sadness and frustration
Conspire behind my back.

I should say in all fairness
There’s no one else to blame;
Forgetting I’m awareness
Would douse the brightest flame.

And yet, when I remember,
That fans its deathless ember.

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