coin of the realm

You can not save 
your life.  It is 
not yours to save.

No one can save 
your life.  It is 
not theirs either.

It is not yours 
to own.  It is 
not your own.  It 

is not to be 
owned.  This is the 
beginning of 

bondage and the 
illusion of how 
to be possessed. 

It was never 
yours to own.  It 
is already
all loss to you 
the moment you 
think it a thing.

A life-saving 
procedure is 
only a small 

procedure for 
delaying the 
moot loss of a 

thing you never
owned, that was
never a thing,

saving it just 
to later lose
what you never 

had to start with.
You can't save life 
any more than 

you can save time.
There is no bank 
in which to make

this deposit.
You cannot bank 
on it at all

though you can, it 
seems, bet on it, 
bet with it, bet 

it on something,
gamble it and 
waste it in so 

many ways that 
you can lose track 
of the ways in 

which you’ve lost it.
But wether it
is or isn’t

here or not there,
it is all you 
have to go on.

20 thoughts on “coin of the realm

    • Gosh and Oops, John! So sorry I just saw this. Don’t know how I missed it. Oh, wait. This would have been a few weeks before we opened our Cafe….yeah, that was probably it. A lot has fallen through the cracks….
      Thank you!


    • No offense at all. Not my usual cup of tea, but I appreciate very much the perception of that kind of rhythm in my work.

      I am compiling a list of pieces to do audio versions of so this one is now solidly on that list.

      Thank you–


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