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Clothes

“Whatsoever you have will be taken away.
  Before it is taken away, why not share it?
  That is the only way of possessing it.”
    ~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, My Way, the Way of the White Clouds, p. 239, first Evergreen ed. (1979)

“Somebody stole my underwear” is what I once exclaimed
Because I couldn’t find my clothes and at that point I blamed
The other children at the pool where many went to play
That afternoon, there at the town’s run-down YMCA.

Kabir has said most people are insane: afraid to lose
Their clothes, although they’re naked as it is, they yet would choose
To stay upon the bank instead of jumping in the stream.
So much they worry over clothes while owning not a seam.

Nobody paid attention to my little quandary.
I stood by the compartment that I’d found to be empty,
And realized that it was the one I’d used the day before
Then, thinking, found the right one and put on my clothes once more.

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