Tibetan Poetry - Ami Lhago - Straying Far From Myself

Straying Far From Myself
Ami Lhago

If you look back
Maybe you would see
If you face up, gaze far into distance
Maybe you would see
Perhaps these are not necessary
You might always be there, like those Russian dolls
Trapped in yourself deep down layer by layer
The lotus-like you
Is living in the centre

“How far have I strayed from myself”

You peel off, layer by layer, towards your heart
Search. Accidentally deviate from the direction
Trap your feet in the mud
In the phantom of the urban forest