As I study and follow the Enlightened Ones
I defer my own enlightenment
Surrendering to a hunger for Truth and Simplicity

To be enlightened is to follow, surrender, sit, and struggle
Open the third eye and be blinded
Rest in the boiling sun and walk unshod among the ice floes

Enlightenment is to be found beneath our feet and adrift in the Cosmos
Study leads to understanding, repose to the Eternal
The Eternal does not die, yet does not remain untethered

And so, I am lost then filled, emptied then reborn
The Enlightened Ones precede me and follow
We are all enlightened, though some only a little