If I spoke from the heart and you could hear You could ride the sound Back to the beginning and see you who you are If I spoke from the heart, my tears would be a river Running to the sea Into an ocean of sweetest water If I spoke from the heart, my joyful […]
Through slanting doors and broken windows odd furniture in dim rooms old books and roses rotting with age I follow you, charts and crumpled maps and paper glitter like a lost hope– Sudden sky and wide water reeds along a shore under a silver willow you call to the other side. No limb or vine […]
Why Transgender People are Dangerous Never mind the roller coaster ride, you’re on it now, can’t get off It’s gravity’s got a terrible side got nothing to do with God at all God doesn’t really give a toss if you die next week from a simple fall God damn gravity that […]
What Chopin wanted most was to die in George Sand arms, on his deathbed all he got Was a nosegay of violets She left at his door When her daughter turned her away– People can be such shits. He wrote a friend on his deathbed, “She promised me I would die in her arms.” How did […]
There is a moment before the sound the Great Om, Before Siva turned on one foot Before Krishna was blue and Tara green, Before the making of Lucifer, the heavenly war The gravity of heaven and the drifting fire of hell Before the holy breath blew into Man Before Adam’s dream of Eve Before Cain […]
Sit down. Shut up. Meditate. Cut the Crap.
Rikuzentakata Ôfunato Kuji swept away No trace they were ever there Otsuchi Miyako Yamada Sôma Namie Minamisôma Onagawa Kesennuma Natori Ishinomaki gone, The earth gave and the sea Has taken away Banda Ache Two hundred thirty thousand Gone in the Indian Ocean wave. I am thinking of Phuket on Boxing Day The waters receding so […]
Two monks returning to a monastery in the evening It had rained Puddles of water had collected on the road At one place a beautiful woman Was unable to cross the road because of a puddle The elder monk lifted and carried her across Leaving her on the other side; then went his way Later […]
I had my annual physical today and all was well. The Doc. asked if I had any concerns, I said “I need a strong pain killer for a broken heart.” He laughed, but I said, “I’m serious. Nothing but booze helps and that gives me a hangover. Can’t you give me something for it?” He […]
Hell is an island In an endless sea. The sea is myself, The I-land is me.