The Buddha Wonders if She Is Having a Mid-Life Crisis
Luisa A. Igloria's "Buddha poems," written in early 2016, first appeared online at Via Negativa, where she has posted a new poem every day since November 2010. The author says these poems began from the premise that "if the Buddha in me can greet the Buddha in you," then the aspiration to transcendence is a daily work in progress. She writes about the constant seesaw between our appetite for worldly things and the hunger for deeper permanence; about our human imperfections and foibles; and our longing to be touched by grace, if not love and absolution, in this lifetime. [From Amazon.com]
Igloria, Luisa A., "The Buddha Wonders if She Is Having a Mid-Life Crisis" (2018). MFA Creative Writing Faculty Bookshelf. 36.