Frank Poems: to levitate

Wikipedia: Levitation (paranormal). Photo: Daily MIrror, 13 June 1938: Colin Evans


Sit cross-legged on the floor
five hours or more
and hypnotise the tip of your nose,
whilst flexing your toes.


Fill your mind with mindfulness
or mindlessness,
believe in self-raising flower power
and step off the tower


or maybe not.
Perhaps inhale an awful lot
of steam instead
followed by helium straight into your head


or be ever so quiet,
go on a vegan vacuum diet,
shave off your hair,
put your hands together in prayer


and as you start to self-leaven,
devoutly raise your eyes to heaven.
Then in take-off position
turn over your telly to aerial vision


and start to scale the heights of Zen,
but even then
never underestimate
how hard it is

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925


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