I can't be taken down.For my feet have always been firmly on the ground.
My career can't be destroyed.
For I have never pursued one.
My image can't be tarnished.
For it has never been manufactured.
I am unafraid to fall.
For I have never attempted to climb.
I can't be ostracised.
For I seek no external acceptance.
I am not given into applauses or flattery. .
For I know I am always less than the person that is being lauded or flattered.
I don't hold on to anything, applauses or condemnations, achievements
Nothing belongs to me.
And I am nothing beyond my present deeds.
For Nothingness reigns supreme inside.
I have no soul to corrupt;
nor is there a "core" to hold up as "incorruptible".
I am only a stream of deeds and thoughts held together by memory.
Not even that memory.
No regrets nor jubilations.
I too will pass
like another dust on this earth.
ZARNI, 25 Dec 2016