On black and white TV(pre-color)-he of orange robes
takes a can of kerosine/douses himself in the street
in a Lotus position,allows himself to burn
on the streets of Vietnam.
Banned and censored (even on our Internet)-
we hear reports from Tibet
of Buddhists burning themselves
Would Buddha embrace voluntary suffering so?
Would he burn with righteous self-inflicted flames?
Would he have dedicated his life to such freedoms?
or is peace a dying ember?
Meditate upon the politics of personal change
What must be done to re-verse invasions?