Sometimes people ask,
deeply concerned
does life have meaning,
or, looking down,
privately wonder,
do I have meaning?

The real answer
is not the normal,
cheer you up stuff,
because the truth is,
​no, life has no meaning,
because life
is not about meaning
but being.

Life is about emergence
flowering into fragrance.
It is too full of being
and becoming
to worry about
a definition

For a system of
infinite silence
that also manifests as
dynamic beauty,

Looking for meaning
is an obsession
about labels
in a flower shop

Surrounded by roses,
peonies, irises,
and daffodils
you, filled with fragrance
need not worry,
basking in meaning-
​free beauty