With A Deft Hand

All skillful hands have an appearance of ease
and leisure; all charming tongues wag with a practiced
unconcern. Jackie Chan and certain vipers both
seem to amble along, bumbling, until with
deft strikes they end a sentence.
The world will illumine this method;
the way a carpenter sets a tongue and groove without
looking,
or a factory worker, half-drunk and half-hungover,
can operate a machine for eight hours before
slinking into the crimson streets;
I wish to learn the method of
knowing without thinking and
doing without dying.

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