Bounded

The breadth of one day bounded by water like in a spell. Sweet breath of anise in the almost-cool morning,dawn coming so early to wipe the spilled stars a startled buck jumping and kicking down the main road the granite bouldersRead more…

Enough

Tomorrow is the shadow of glass towers. Breathe the way into morning, one lifting filling including earth fire, the robin throat sky, flesh-pale elm roots, the sheltering hills. Enough. Sell your ideas of yourself at bargain prices. Take up yourRead more…

rejoice

Take up the leavings of a life.Say “thank you” in a clear voice.Bow to the unseen face of the training place –garden, ocean, dojo, cathedral, street corner,overflowing gutters of disappointment.Take up the friendships, the San Andreas pressures,the fragile desires, theRead more…

the time of ramen

Swirling pennants raised in celebrations no one understands.Patterned silks embroidered with elegant nonsense,characters from an uninvented language.Signifying without meaning,distinction without difference,heralds of cancer or cure,signals of madness advancing and retreating,finding fisherman on the rocks,well-intentioned speakers out of their depths.Maybe theRead more…