Dharma of the Day #27 {gossip}

gossip is a poison

more deadly than,

the juice of a thousand cobras

 

the host and carrier

of such a deadly virus

spreads only, contagion

 

the oft salacious ear

of a willing listener

is a fertile breeding ground

 

the glamour of being

“in the club”, a member,

who knows secrets

 

perverts both the

whisperer and the

hungry recipient

 

seeking always faults in others

when you are not perfect,

is the epitome of avoidance

 

an end of empire decadence

when boredom finds work

for idle, lazy, minds

 

look back on your life

is gossip not

the destroyer of good?

 

and unless you are

already an Angel

can you say, no not me!

 

how about now

are you a spreader of contagion,

or already saint?

 

examine yourself close

what does the world

reflect in the mirror?

 

what does it reflect

right here, right now,

in this, moment?