dr_con Posted August 13, 2009 Share Posted August 13, 2009 Father's Eye "Its like a bubble of sea foam believing its the whole ocean" -Genpo Roshi I said goodbye to myself one day and met Buddha coming the other way On the River of Ghosts he paddled slow Bodhisattva ripples following in his wake and he said I am the other shoe I know what he means that phone call late one night She's dead A certified letter My new husband is adopting her because of absence The IRS comes to call jackbooted for my debt money spent on responsibilities The flashing lights before first response all those beers and cigarettes finally claiming their due to calm my terror of that mythic shoe The tide is high everywhere Ancestors and Hungry Ghosts untying and retying what appeared to-be very good knots a good job an adequate apartment all those friends Fathered when she went away A Way to be dry among the fish and compassionate rocks boulders of misunderstanding stirring within the depth unclaimed parts waiting to be born and raised by a Fool the tidal pull of one tear that falls quietly from a Father's eye Quote thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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