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Hold Me Tight

These days I have had a dream  
about the monkey king Sun Wu-kong      
in the Vairocana Buddha’s palm    
Dreamt that I were him    
soaking in the anointing balm      
     
Wondering having a rest after a long journey    
fantasizing the firmness, the safety      
the heat of the palm might melt me    
I might be frightened and gasp    
but I wouldn’t escape from your grasp      
     
I might have 72 transformations    
but they’re not critical any more      
Being willing to be caged by your fingered frame      
the loss of the freedom isn’t a shame    
Floating in the sea of your hand    
I would feel as free as a sunken sand      
     
Linger on the brink of the abyss    
savor the taste of the life tests      
never been a good test taker    
cause I have never well-learned      
how to skate on thin ice    
and avoid heading into danger    
     
Hold me tight as much as you can    
just a second in your hand    
Let me know      
I should be fine with the mess-up    
and you are my back-up    
     
     
     
     
   
RoseJasmine
Written by RoseJasmine
Published | Edited 27th Feb 2018
Author's Note
In the Chinese novel ” The Journey to the West ”(西遊記), the monkey king “Sun Wu-kong” has 72 transformations. One day he wanted to overthrow heaven’s rules, causing a fight with...
In the Chinese novel ” The Journey to the West ”(西遊記), the monkey king “Sun Wu-kong” has 72 transformations. One day he wanted to overthrow heaven’s rules, causing a fight with the Vairocana Buddha. With the Quicksilver Cloud he owned, he thought he could run out of the Buddha’s hand, but he failed. Finally, he was imprisoned under the Mountain of the Five Elements which were the Buddha’s five fingers for 500 years.
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