DESHAN’S “NEITHER ASKING NOR NOT ASKING”

If you very much want something
you must ask for it clearly, but
if you ask for it, it will be denied to you.
If you do not ask for it, you
may be certain you will not get it
no matter how much you want it.
If you sit and think about this,
you will miss out on living.
It is only when you don’t want it,
when you allow the silence without
question, without need or desire,
that you will discover that you
have had it all along, right beside you.

TIME(LESS)

He is fond of saying
that time is on our side,
although we both know
that time does not take sides,
is incapable of action,
is passive in passage.
It is something of which
we may never have enough,
but we are certain
no one has more than we
in this moment. He
cannot imagine running out
of time, though  I know that
I will ,but won’t know
when it finally happens.