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January 2019 posts

Rain on the Sea

 

 

The gulls hush themselves and lower their heads

 

stand one-leggéd on the shore while the sky fills

 

round the waves’ rounded edges round more fade

 

into the fullness of the soft and steady sound of water

 

is all the same as the light unchanging with sameness

 

egoless rain disappearing in the sea as the sea disappears

 

in the rain the face you have forgotten over and over until even the forgetting is forgot.

 

 


January, Los Angeles

 

 

The ginkgo leaves balance golden

on the tips of the green grass blades.

 

A bored crow pokes, asks each one

for some redemption: Nothing.

 

He cocks his head sideways

as another leaf spins down

 

and the waiting grass presents

it, so he struts over to see, an optimist—-

checking everything for the possible.