When you meet a "human being" these days
chances are you are meeting either an egoistic sheath
made of delusional "thinking"
yet hollow inside like bamboo
or a Hungry Ghost
or a Hell-Demon thirsty for blood.
you can still meet a melancholy spirit
in search of pleasure and love
cut off in a past life.
Or, rarer still, a Guru,
calm and pure, vibrant,
loving eyes ablaze like the Sky --
Which are you?