Enough

lantern swinging in the evening breeze
creating shadows defining the path
half moon and sparrow my closest friends
one moment breathing contentment enough

~ july 20, 2017

Unspoken

the moon came knocking at the gate last night
I’m not used to visitors this far up the mountain
every morning I wipe star dust off my window sills
no one would believe me if I wrote this stuff down

 

~ April 24, 2017

All That’s Left

the dark wall is all that’s left
memories conflated into nothingness

the dark Self is all that’s left
ego compressed into nothingness

the dark eye is all that’s left
visions and perspectives reduced to nothingness

the dark moment is all that’s left
one breath follows another into nothingness

the dark note is all that’s left
one letter addressed from emptiness to nothingness

the dark drift is all that’s left
transcending into peaceful everlasting nothingness

the dark nothingness is all that’s left
transformed into the light of all beingness

 

~ December 21, 2016

Uncovered

this old monk has nothing to teach
be acceptance by unlearning impatience

the October air is crisp and alive
full of leaves living up to their name

there’s no such thing as winter
unless that thought remains unquestioned

enlightenment doesn’t exist either
just breathe as everything changes

the One Constant is the Only Creative
your True Self being uncovered

 

~ October 22, 2016