Thursday, May 24, 2018


burdock in tempura
dokudami tea

he

holds
them

see

the old man

with earth under nails





Monday, May 21, 2018

each mistake
widens
deepens
clears
here's a wish
to no end of them.
We read dreams.
send them to others.

night brought you back.
I've read them, I said.
know all about her.

It wasn't true.
got it wrong.
the stranger.
you. me.

Read this dream.
send others.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

tonight frogs
Hyla Japonica
all over Honshu
crying
beside rivers and streams
dreams of love
and tambo


Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Nest of spit and mud.

Stitched spit sewing

Seams, as breathing

Spilt symmetrical

Sturdy

Beautiful
.






soup stirred
the spoon
can't taste



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

new moon:


taking
more?

no less
than
what



given
dark
light


under
over
across


there.
is.

Friday, May 4, 2018

...rid of craving and without clinging, ...study text, and the understanding of right words....
-  24.352. Dhammapada



1
swallows nest on the word "CREATE"
this word
as bird.


2
I know the word for insect, kyoshi.
patronizing.
kindness for a hole
you thought...
I did not.
i know you know when i speak slow
you're so good...
that is, what is, superior.

3
old shiba wagged at me
he knows
I've thrown my lot in with him.


4
waking at four
tanukis in the garbage
loon sounds round them.


5
yellow
yellow
blue
due
to
brown
brown
ground.

6
lotus root
field soot
grape must
smudge
smut
on corn
and barley


7

moth on subway step
kept moving
wouldn't fly
I tried
it died
underfoot.