Burn My Ego Down
This is a prayer to the dead Buddha
who can’t hear me.
please burn my ego down.
Please give me wisdom like a flame,
let that flame burn and brighten,
and burn my ego down.
Let me let go of the dead wood
of attachment, aversion, and delusion
that I carry on my scarred back like a weight.
Let me let go of this burden
and set it alight
and dance around the flames
while I burn my ego down.
And let me not fear the fire
that burns my ego down.
Let it be a warmth, a light, a balm.
I don’t think you can hear me,
but I don’t think you need to.
This is a prayer to the buddha inside me
when I have burned my ego down.