Monday, July 16, 2012

Poem - We Do Not Know How Beautiful All This Is

to say it is hopeless
is to say the tree outside is hopeless
or they bright blue sky is hopeless

to say it is a joke
is to say the bird is a joke
or the cars are all jokes

all we are saying
is our opinion on things
we do not know how beautiful all this is

Poem - when i was alseep


when i was asleep the
bad things were good

when i woke up the
bad things were not real

and everything that
influenced me is a blessing


from all this spouting
self-serving claptrap

in it find something
salvageable lord

let me give whatever is
left to others


for Chenrezig

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Poem - The Letter

no reply to the letter
the one that should not have been sent

because the author asked for pity when he wanted love
and failed to have the courage to ask

you who watch and say things end see
harmless paper and ink

for the heart that knows it should stop wishing
only the bereaved know this sorrow

Monday, July 09, 2012

Poem - Try Something New

i dream we make out
i dream we eat human bone soup
i don't want to eat the soup
but they say 'it is all we have, plus you've never had it before'
'try something new!"

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Poem - Another Poem to Latif

Through the trees
I saw a full moon last night

I thought of you

Like the full moon
In the branches of my mind



Monday, July 02, 2012

Poem - buddha is the sun/ the day/ the moon/ the night

in my mind
i see
a happy buddha
through night

in the shadows

dancing in
the moonlight

he is
not feeling alone

though moving
he has

and this
sleep time
become as aware
as we are
at noon

buddha is the sun
the day
the moon
the night

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Poem - no bird/ no color/ no sky

my thoughts
my person
who thinks

like a black crow
flying against
a grey predawn sky

no bird
no color
no sky


5.30 AM
Interstate 5, South, at Camp Pendleton