Virtuous Circles

Shape wet clay
Into cup,
Celibate, chaste,
Effective in its revelation,
Drop by drop by drop,

Spin
Effectual, efficient,
Faithful clay.
High-principled, honest,
In its clear, transparent glaze.

Incorruptible, inculpable,
Irreprehensible soft moral mud
My noble hands, on the level,
On the up and up,
Of your tender form.

Pure,
Regular, right-minded,
Righteous, spotless, smooth,
Unsullied, untainted, clay.

Up front, upright,
Worthy, of earth and time,
Coin and milk.

How I forget myself
In these virtuous circles
Thrown and thrust.

Erosion of trust,
Kneaded and fed.

Fired,
I will carry the cup
And beg.

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Sparrow

Life is a sparrow

Life is looking at me

Life is the tree

Life is the flow

Life is underground

Like is overhead

Life is the touch

Life is the sleep

Life is awake

Life is rolling

Life is landing

Life is soft like flowers

Life is strong

Life is continuous pain

Life is a smile

Life is joy

Life is in my mind

Life is inside me

Life is the sparrow

Life is looking at me

 

Sparrow

outsider

the outsider saw only the whole ~

one earth, one soul

beautiful, boundless, brilliant and blue

endlessly whispered I love you

but no one heard

and no one saw

save the child who said I love you more