Fri, 02/09/2018 - 13:11 -- jpo2000

naked under a juniper tree 

bareboned and rigid like the rocky mountains afar

feeding on the old mulch

blind and dirty


burnished hazel protuberant eyeballs dumb as marbles 

dialeted as the full moon

reflect the sad old bhikkus last nurishing efforts

like someone scouring a mirror


the old bhikku reappears

five years later

recognizes there is now a second tree

just as rigid and blind as before



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