Old Friend

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Old friend,

I haven’t seen you for so long.

You have hidden yourself away,

a self-imposed hiatus.

Do you not hear the call?

The Sun woos once again;

it is time to take up your burden

and enter the land of the living.

Enlightened

chewed leaf

Wholeness remained elusive

while he ignored his holes;

now that they are invited to meet the sun,

what trickles through

christens him

enlightened.