Sunday, July 21, 2019

THE OLD MAN 


The old man
dances on gravel,

smoothing it
where flooding

washed out
the driveway.

He doesn't
know anyone

is watching.
His dancing

settles the world
anyway.



Saturday, July 20, 2019

YOU CANNOT SAY 


You cannot say
here

when you are a million miles from
here

in the time it takes to
say it.



Friday, July 19, 2019

LESSON 


What can we learn
from silence? We can
learn to listen.



Thursday, July 18, 2019

THE LAMP 


The lamp
within the stone,

like a star's
particles

flying at us,
light

we notice
or don't as

we go on
looking

at the surface
of things.



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

THE CEDAR / IN THE WINDOW 


The cedar
in the window
is somehow
changed

by my seeing
it. I am
somehow
changed

by its being
there. Neither
of us

speak of this
in ordinary
moments.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

SHADOW 


Shadow
is not

the thing
itself

but can't
be with-

out it.
Light is

how we
know the

thing as
thing.



Monday, July 15, 2019

I WONDER 


I wonder
do creatures

of the far
stars have clowns?

Do they know
as we do

that when we
laugh, we laugh

at ourselves?
Do they laugh

at themselves
as we do,

at the far
darkness in

the heart of
our dark hearts?



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