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GENINE KOUN LENTINE


POOL HALL
DHARMA TALK


Aim
your stick
not
the cue ball



KRYPTONITE
BIKE LOCK
DHARMA TALK


Do
not force
key



BRONX ZOO
AVIARY
DHARMA TALK


Keep your voice
low
and you will see
more birds



CHELSEA CAR WASH
24-HR DHARMA TALK


Neutral
no brakes
no steering



DHARMA TALK
AT THE CANAL ST. P.O.
STAMP MACHINE


Insert bills
straight
and carefully
Bills jam
when forced

Make your choice
when asked
regardless
of your credit

Insert bills
face up
or down
Up
or down



JET BLUE
DHARMA TALK
AT 21,000 FEET


Never
inflate life
vest inside
aircraft



LOGAN TERMINAL B
CELLPHONE
DHARMA TALK


The thinking
I have to do
is not by myself
I gotta talk
to those guys
in Buffalo



HAYDEN PLANETARIUM
DHARMA TALK


Remember:  All seats
provide an equal view
of the universe



WEATHER.COM
DHARMA TALK


58°F

Feels Like
58°F



CROSSWALK
DHARMA TALK


You know
what happens, Jerry
These guys
are cheese merchants
Eddie buys a truck of cheese
every day
every day
of the week
They buy lots of cheese
That doesn’t mean
the door’s closed
to you



GRANDPA LENTINE’S
DHARMA TALK
TO DAD


I do the driving. Joe
I like the freeways
and I like my car




Genine Koun Lentine's poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Diagram, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, O, the Oprah Magazine, Roger, and Tricycle:  The Buddhist Review.  She collaborated with Stanley Kunitz and Marnie Crawford Samuelson on The Wild Braid:  A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden (W.W. Norton, 2005).

"Pool Hall Dharma Talk", "Kryptonite Bike Lock Dharma Talk", "Bronx Zoo Aviary Dharma Talk", "Chelsea Car Wash 24-Hr Dharma Talk", "Dharma Talk At The Canal St. P.O. Stamp Machine", and "Logan Terminal B Cellphone Dharma Talk"  first appeared in Tricycle, Summer 2006.  Reprinted with permission.

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