How do we learn what love knows?

I dunno why this koan holds you. I dunno where the blood flows. I dunno when we trade our eyes for ashes. I dunno but my love knows. There is a bridge in open country. There is a wide and open goal. There is a muddy rooted flower. How do we learn what love knows?...

Moving in the Dark

I’m moving in the darkness, she’s moving in the heat, while the day repeats over and over. There is rain pooling in your eyes, complete. And you say, ‘my blood is in my hands now, your smell is on my skin, I’m moving in the darkness, I’m...

Too Heady for a Bloom

I pour over rock, and I fall into you, and I sleep with the sound, I can sleep here so sound. The ground is a mantle, and my hands are a cup, and they fill up with blood, and I empty it up. And there is nothing I can do, so I don’t. I know a look is a letter, I...

An Old Drum

A bowl of petals, a vase of flowers. I can just breathe, for so many hours. I have been waiting, stretching thin. Like being a beggar out on a limb. I know the wind dropped, I know my heart stopped, I know that Grace, she’s sailing with me. I take my old drum,...

A Poppy, a Rose

You feel the sun in me, can you meet my eyes? I won’t greet you, I am running. I will be passing you by. I see your messages, I feel them in my chest. I’m not speaking, I am setting, like the sun is in the West. You’ve ribbons made of silk, they are...

Kemmering

A simple touch, a simple touch. I let you be, I let you love me. In these old ways, in these old ways, I know my parts, I know my plays. If I set you down, if I let you be, a simple love is all I need. I do my best, I do my very best.