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  Question and Answer 




Any attempt by anyone
To say how things are
Is a pretense


Any drunken idiot
Roaring with laughter
Knows that no one
Knows a thing


It's so obvious that
All man's knowledge
Is contradictory
Wrong
Or incomplete


And yet
The only single thing
Worth doing
Is to seek the answer
The conclusion
The clincher
That will always be
Standing by
In case you forget
And ever start searching
Again


Seeking that answer
Is the impossible priority
And it's OK
We're doing it


The lack of results
However
Is not a problem
Because there are no results
No answer
To be had
And this no answer
Is also no answer


When I ask
Who am I?
No one hears
Only awareness resonates
And when awareness is
The question isn't


Who am I?
Is never asked by awareness
Itself


 
Yet before awareness of awareness
In the undescribed
And unmanifest
Lies the inaccessible
Truth


 Hidden
 Here
In this moment
So close
That the first step toward
Is away


What I am
Breathes
Again and again


Who am I?
Repeats
Over and over


While the question asks
It hides the answer
While the answer breathes
No questions are


Question and answer are
Not two


One at a time


The question needs no answer
The answer requires no question


Each morphs to and from
The same self


If you ask:  Why?
You are the question
If you don't
You are the answer


It's you that is
The common thread


It is youness
That is the one


It's the oneness
That is
You







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