A new Olympic event called "Paying Attention" ..
there he is, representing geographic region #32
winning the gold for fitting more life
into thirty seconds than anyone else .
How does he do it? the reporters ask—
"consciousness recognizing... opportunity as eternity
renders itself motiveless void of benchmarks,
life being boundless" .
The judges are there, using sophisticated intuition equipment (i.e. their hearts)
measuring each athlete's
heart range ..by degrees of a circle,
the more encompassed ,the more open and full ,
the deeper.. the more oceanic, the more beautiful ....
closer to gold
(short zen poems)