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Take Care (15a)

TAKE CARE

Let’s take care
Pitfalls surround us
Possess us
Yet no one
Is busy constructing them
But the I we are

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Shadorma November

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Plum Blossom (3b)

Plum Blossom

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PLUM BLOSSOM

This blossom
Whence did it emerge?
From the tree?
Pen and ink?
The reader’s mind’s eye … or from
Unborn awareness?

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Shadorma November

Ablaze

ABLAZE

A light in the distance
Short term memory a torch
Against encroaching darkness

Came to (again)
Wake up time then I guess
And guess what?

Stuff
And after that?
More stuff

Then next after that
You know what?
More stuff

Und so weiter
Und so weiter
Till sleep time

Then guess what?
Dreams n dreams
Sometimes even enjoyable

Still mainly forgotten
Immediately admittedly
Or else soon after

Then came to (again)
When to be honest
(With himself too)

Not writing for you
Or else some sparrow
But for some eagle

Hovering in mid air
Uninvolved, equivocal
Equivocally uninvolved

Ultimately unconcerned
Regarding your existence
Never mind his own

Sneaking Senility

SNEAKING SENILITY

I didn’t forget
To do it but I forgot
That I had done it

Equality

EQUALITY

Shake your brother awake
If he is still asleep

And if your sister is still asleep
Then waken her more gently

For her’s is not a dream
But a foul nightmare

Morning

MORNING

Full consciousness
(Or thereabouts)
The day is mine
But not quite yet

Clair De Lune

CLAIR DE LUNE

Silence … unhurried
Silences within silence
The moon … listening
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Misinstruction

MISINSTRUCTION

They teach five senses
Sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell
But what of the sixth?
Mind (not distracted by thoughts)
The elephant in the room?

Floating World

FLOATING WORLD

Present and correct
This warrior monk at drill
Attention … At ease

Going Going Gone

GOING GOING GONE

Here comes the Unborn
Celebrating the Autumn
All dressed up in leaves

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