The Night Gautam Buddha Joined Medium

His true story can now be told

Peonies & Irises, from the album Pictures After Nature, by Katsushika Hokusai, ca. 1814, Public Domain

It had to be night.
‘Ol Gautam was really quite tight.
his wife had just taken flight,
sped off in the deepest wind night.
The palace guards
had all lost their sight,
playing cards,
throwing darts…
What a job!
She hid from the Uber Head Guard,
a guy named Sid,
as smart as a fart,
as slow as a glow.
His wife was named Shmoe,
who yelled at…



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John Levin

John Levin


Scientist. Writer. Meditator. Blue Tantrika. Mystical Rabbi. Climate & Human Rights Activist. I’m a man of few words, except when I open my mouth.