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Haiku, Japanese Garden

The shrine within me. Dew on the blades of grass shines on my dream lake.   A feather drifts by, aimless wanderer stop here. Oh, it is a moth!   The koi opens his mouth, all the colors of his … Continue reading

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Famine

Even desperate for water in the desert the dead must be washed, every part, to stand before God clean.   Hands bound, feet bound, the child lies on the ground, the skull too big for stick-bones.   Quiet the child, … Continue reading

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Psalm One

(“I found within me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus )   You have wasted your time, messed up, squandered your money.   You have destroyed your health, & you bristle with blame and resentment.   Listen.  You have the courage. to … Continue reading

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Giant Pacific Octopus

If this octopus escapes an open tank, look carefully around, then worry. It can scuttle over land.   Longer than a car, it squeezes  through an orange-size hole.  The beak?  In its crotch or armpit, take your pick.  Ignore the … Continue reading

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Farewell

When I am turned to ash I want you knowing that I hear your footfalls in the ancient forest, the scream of hawks, the water crazy-mad flowing down to the sea   and I want you knowing that I see … Continue reading

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Apricot Moon

Ignition on, the key worn down almost straight now, on the dashboard, a pack of Camels lying on maps among rock samples and tufts of tamarisk.   Shirtless, you lean forward, turn the key, a birthmark flutters over your 6th … Continue reading

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Prism

The glittering water pulses with rainbows, tosses off colors, swirling, a flutterance – no thought of loss or want or farewell, brilliance for a shilling or a dime or naught gathering the colors up again to shrug them off, twirling … Continue reading

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