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Thirty-six

…”and how are things?”

Never a good question

to ask a taoist

if you’re in a rush

and just trying

to engage in pleasant chat

before dashing away.

 

How are things? They aren’t.

Believe anything else

and sleep with the fishes.

Believe this

and put

your books

away.

 

*My earlier commentary on Chapter 36 can be read here.

 

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