Meltdown, the Recipe

[ Guest poetry by Lisa Kathleen, author of the blog ONE SPACIOUSNESS. Inquiry plus intensity leads to dissolution. Lisa Kathleen says it with scintillating clarity. Enjoy ! ]

Meltdown, the Recipe

Posted on March 14, 2012 by Lisa Kathleen


traded places with the burning fire of be it get it find it force it.

Steam and smoke filled my living room.

Cooking happened, smelling human.

Big inflated me fizzled to flat wet latex

and this went on for weeks. Twice.

Do-it-yourself directions:

Puff and huff and blow yourself up

until space is filled with redundant blind and bloated I.

You’ll see yourself,

throne claimed, crown crowning.

The royal you,

two letters forehead-carved with Descartes’ knife



It’s hopeless and you know it. You’ve always known.

Give up.

Be sick of yourself.

Simply stop, remove face, be unfilled.

Hold everything that’s thought, felt, purportedly known

in one hand.

Tattoo the other: ‘What’s true?’

Sit with this hand and on the other hand.

Walk with it,

shit piss eat with it.

Sleep dream writhe with it.

Shower with it, shop, run, drive with it.

Make love to this question like a demon from hell,

until the letters in the black ball float up

‘I know a few true things and me isn’t one of them.’

To finish,

celebrate your death

and pound in as necessary:

Life is ocean,

and I am water.



Thanks to Lisa Kathleen for this poem, found here:

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A former seeker starts blogging.
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2 Responses to Meltdown, the Recipe

  1. dadirri7 says:

    gritty … and spacious ..thanks for reblogging … every different angle helps 🙂

    • dominic724 says:

      It’s funny. Was planning a post about inquiry in a week or two. Lisa Kathleen’s poetry arose perfectly as a very vivid description of a very similar experience. So, reposted it on SIAOF because it was too good not to. Maybe in a couple of weeks will do an inquiry follow up on VN. Thank you for all your comments and support. love d

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