A cracked buddha might be
someone we can come to know
who isn't turned by the world
but appreciates that these human feelings
are just his own. She makes them here
but is content not to spin
that same old story. A cracked buddha
might even come to play
in his broken world, in its overgrown garden
of hate and fears. It's no mystery that he can know love
as a intangible fact before his own concerns.
A cracked buddha, unmaking herself
as she goes along, unties the drawstrings
of the world's great purse. A cracked buddha
may be happy in being 'an unacknowledged legislator
of the world'.