Saturday, June 17, 2017

here and beyond, bhikku says,
the rejoicing spills out of the mind into the hands
that arch and fumble and fling out .
let me tell you a story without signs
but full of hands
maybe tonight
lit by the last quarter.

standing windward
the city underneath
in this high empty lot
practice for
the turtle, the cranes,
the lonely cormorants below.
Lift the pizza boy off his bike and throw him at the moon.
Blink at cats. Nod the  bats along the river,
but use only your hands,  rejoicing.

Friday, June 9, 2017

life support
(hard driven)
is continuing.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

it's wind that brought the winged shell
in gibbeted room
his flight night
more than full
up in a cup
to the open door sky
I knew that roach, that wind, the fear,
and inside cleared room for it.

Roaches don't like light.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

you should encourage yourself, yourself
restrain yourself, yourself
live happily

You have four boxes of her - white ash, black earth. You've emptied one box.
The others are her, to hers, out there, incommunicado.
You're protected, split, spilt, done.

One thought ashes would be scattered together. Not so.

I dusted a plastic bag of you over the Seine, sent your last ash in water over yellow flowers in Valencia.

Most of you in your home, though, in my studio between the cats.

That's how death really is.