Beads That Matter

Magical Mala Beads

from the neck

of Shiva charged,

with Guru's grace

snakes around the

mad monk's hands

while sitting in

trance the Shakti

shakes and dance

Beads trapped between

the index finger

and thumb slowly

Moving one after

another, 108 times

as mantras spill

from the mad

monk's mouth rocking

back and forward

OM dripping from

his lips as

students stare and

slip into initiation

transfix riding waves

of ecstasy under


the midnight floating

on cool moon beams

as angels dance

and sing.