La Petite Mort

I step into the endless river and she whispers

“Come with me, I’ll wash all your troubles away"

I immerse myself in her surrender

Death is rapture and in rapture I ebb away


Flow with me to the empty ocean

Breathlessly to the moment without end

Guide me back to the sacred mountains

Take me to where the heavens rend


Put out, Put out, Put out the light, in my eyes

Answer my prayer. Waste me away

Put out the light in my eyes

Pull me in deep, hold me & sway


Triggers hold us ransom every time

So heed my cry, pull mine

Atop mountains, inside oceans

Drain me of life & blow my mind


Put out, Put out, Put out the light, in my eyes

Help me die to this day. Waste me away

Put out the light in my eyes

Pull me in deep, hold me & sway


-Suraj Mani

The little death, the big O