POEM TRANSLATION TANKA ECHOES 12
MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 12: WORRY GAPS
no worry, no life
imagined or actual
living in time frame
worry engines cannot tune
disrupt by tranquilizer
Anxiety is part and parcel of life, though most may be imaginary than actual. We live in a time frame (present, past, future), with expectation, hope, guilt, shame and regret. The present is always past, even when we talk about the moment. The AA prayers, though well said, are merely read for pleasure. There are dissonances in our trio brain. Tranquilizer are widely prescribed in Malaysia and even in advanced west. Many doctors have become legalised drug pushers, in the sense of less time spent on counselling, and more monetary gain, if addicted. They are magic pills, but the illusion of wellness are too good to throw away. How to live without it? Good to be living in Alice wonderland, but we have to grow out of it, or get out of the rabbit holes.