my cup is
my mouth absent
Here – receive the fullness of this emptiness:
the bottom of a pail
the obscurity of a veil
carrying you rapidly
down an endless river to nowhere.
This is the best I will ever have to offer.
Take a drink.
This is what it means to seek God perfectly: to withdraw from illusion and pleasure, from worldly anxieties and desires, from the works that God does not want, from a glory that is only human display; to keep my mind free from confusion in order that my liberty may be always at the disposal of his will; to entertain silence in my heart and listen for the voice of God.
And then to wait in peace and emptiness and oblivion of all things.