SIX POEMS

HOMELESS

since you came
I have had
no home

no peace
no safety

no place
to be myself

at least
by myself

no joy
no freedom
no spontaneity ....

a grey cloud
covers the sun

shadow
without rain ....

judgment
without understanding

condemnation
without forgiveness ....

AN ACCUSATION

in this narrow place
my blood runs grey and sluggish
- and as for you ....

LATER

.... and you are hurting too ....

SALUTATION

in that love
which always
will be there

so that if you turn it aside
of course it will turn aside

yet in that turning aside
it will not by that turning aside
be turned aside

I remain ....

"CURLED BLINDLY IN IMPENETRABLE SORROW"

when I say
I am not yet ready to crawl

and again
after so little stimulation
already there is so much invasion

then
in the tears that are here now

I find I have said
all that I can say ....

and trust
that your hearing me exactly
will (of course and necessarily)

be a hearing
more
differently
better

and from a porous heart ....

PEACE

in my belonging
is my peace

in my unknowing
is my path

each living being walking
step by step
together and differently
in harmonious anarchy ....

13th June 2000

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