‘A Dream of Perfect Motion’


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VIDEO CREDITS:
Poem and video by Douglas John Imbrogno
SOUNDTRACK:
“Bells Toll” by Lucas the Flow. MORE MUSIC: soundcloud.com/lucastheflow
VIDEO FOOTAGE:
All train footage 100 percent organic West Virginia trains, recorded as they passed by my iPhone eye


A DREAM of PERFECT MOTION

By Douglas John Imbrogno

I have led a rich & satisfying life,
do not let my cries & whispers
dissuade you of that.

Certainly, dukkha hunts me,
hour upon hour, like the
indefatigable deer hunter

Ever intent on its inevitable trophy.
Yet, that is as it is, here on the
flip half of samsara.

I do not understand nirvana. Yet
I’ve no cause to complain of my lot.
It is the straw I’ve chosen.

When I am not so terribly
unhappy with it, this this, given all
the unhappy possibilities …

is,
after all,
a fortunate re-birth.


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