Monday, August 18, 2014

Meditation Laws

Master my attention won't focus
My thoughts overwhelm me
Teach me the Meditation Laws

The first law is Do not try
Try or don't try, master,
I fail just the same.

Second is like it, Have no goal.
Master, do you mean that I
Shouldn't want to meditate?

Third makes it clear, Be of resolve pure.
Resolve to what? To not try?
To have no goal? Master, why?

Fourth, remember to only breathe.
As long as I live I will,
Waiting for enlightenment still.

Fifth, Still thoughts but do not avoid,
Ahhh, Master, should that be my goal?
Should I try not to think, with resolve pure?

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I see you.
You struggle to see yourself
Except reflected in a man's eyes.

You are strong and passionate
But you don't know
You don't see

Come into relationship
Not with another man
But with yourself.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Kiwi

It comes half-way around the world
To meet my mouth, mmmm.
Its strange bristly skin
Is Conundrum
What do I do?
Peel?  Or Eat!

Inside the sweet green (green?) flesh
Is ensparkled with seeds, another problem.
Like my life it mixes
Bristly with sweet,
Sweet mixing with bits of blackness.

So I respect it.
I consume it whole,
The bristly with the sweet
The fuzzy tickling my mouth
The seeds crackling,
Little microscopic firecrackers.
The sour and joy leaping, dancing
Sweet across my tongue
And I - content.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I Lose

Loss, loss, loss, loss
It tolls across my life
I cower and cover my ears and hope
The peals will end at last.

And when at last my aching ears
Trace the last vibrations to their end
I then wait in trembling shivering fear
For them to sound again.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Zen Haiku

I ghost through my life
Not attaching to my thoughts
Am I enlightened?