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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.