We convened a conclave
Where the famiglia
Was casting sideways looks,
Keeping secrets from survivors.
Papa had passed,
His mantle drapping the remains.
And a day looms for its passing
To an unelected recipient
From the unresponsive benefactor.
Dirges were played.
Outside I lit a cigarette
And the cloud of smoke rose skyward.
The ballots have been counted.
Jack Phippen, RIP.
The second Chinese Buddhist Patriarch realized
non existence of Mind and got enlightened
after his master Bodhidharma ordered:
Show me your Mind - and I will calm it immediately !
— The End —