Knocking at the Gateless Gate
-a zen rough draft

Try it now,
stop the stream.
There’s no way how.
so it seems

the moment is a passing thing
and as such not a thing
at all
so it seems

And who are you?
if not it too?
the river is land
and ocean too

And who are you?
if not it too?
a river, not land
nor ocean blue

And who are you?
Before the question is posed?
out of the silence
to which it goes

out of a silence
a no one knows
and into silence
.