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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
…..
…..

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

Intoxicating

INTOXICATING

Another Autumn
The mushrooms work their magic
Appearing, fruiting, dying
A year older certainly
A little wiser? Let’s see

Poetry challenge #4: Seasons

Ultimate Thievery

ULTIMATE THIEVERY

Whenever I find myself
Lost in my losing of you
It is not of course you
That I am losing, oh no
But truth to tell myself

Toastmistress

TOASTMISTRESS

She proposed a toast
“Smarter sleep and wakefulness”
Drank to that tout’ suite