Yin Yang 2022

I was too little as a childnow too big as an adulthot flashes make me sweatsweat makes me shiver I have days of busynessrunning errands, doing choresbut some days I just sit and thinkwindow gaze and write I do art, compose some poemswhen inspiration visitsbut when the muse vacationspaints and pen stay idol I should … More Yin Yang 2022

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Sandwiched

Balloons, bubbles, and backyard bouncingnew baby cousin watches with wonderbirthday celebration on my backyard neighbor’s deckseen from my back window From the front window another scenefriends and family with plates of foodofferings for grieving survivors ofmy across-the-street neighbor who died Me, in between the two housesisn’t that how it is?birth and joydeath and griefwith vicissitude … More Sandwiched

Antipodes

Stay warm in your burrow, Little Chipmunk, safe with winter’s cache The grey hawk hides high in snow-laden branches Hungry   Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Koan of My Life

Seeking freedom from duality – right or wrong, abundance or lack, blossoms or weeds, embrace or farewell I contemplate non-thinking Somewhere in my spirit I feel I understand this paradox beyond language beyond thought Existing within calm confusion   May confusion dawn as wisdom. (paraphrased from the Four Dharmas of Gampopa)   Image by Pixabay