If Only

Namaste, he says with a chosen smileScreen Shot 2014-02-15 at 6.22.25 AM
It’s the thing to say these days
when you are secular spiritual
Namaste, she replies
trading smug for trite
(though she is better looking)
They have the speech
of those in the know
Totes’ he winks
Totes’ she grins
And they move on
Gloating in their rendition
If only
If only they knew
If only they knew the gravity of their words
To say: Namaste
Is to: Bow to your holiness
And actually did
The impermanence of
Saying the right thing
Looking the right way
Knowing the right words
would disappear into white noise
Nothing would be left
save for the other
And we would
bow in supreme reverence