Wednesday, April 26, 2023


the forest path
the inner sanctum 
inside temple doors
in a truck
driving down 
back country lanes
a desk scattered 
with papers
and coffee cup debris
the smoke break bench

everywhere is sacred

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Come outside

 the Abbess:

"come outside
it is loud
you'll love it."

the monk is confused
...then remembers:

"are the peepers out?"

they are  
with loud forest calls
oh this spring chorus

frogs thriving
in perfect woodland ponds

I love it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023


(or one might call it seething evil)
almost killed the tired monk
tipped him from tired to dead
killed his spirit
sent him out on the road (poetically)

working my way back to monk duties
poems and prayers

     hopefully peace.

Friday, April 14, 2023


trespassing...I guess
beat down path beside the creek
just a bit off the (city sanctioned)
recreational path
crushed domestic beer cans
pile of fortified wine bottles

cold wind over the field
gather up a few scraps and twigs
little daytime hobo fire
warming up the little dell
one perfect cedar brand
to lite my pocket pipe
a quick tug
from a silver flask

fire dies low and slow
kick over some dirt
bag up the party debris
one more whisky sip
and home