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Dropping Away
The Ox-Herder's Journey
Caving in to Zen
Work for Happiness
Rope Snake Suture
Shadows and Light
The Cherry Grove

5.14.08, 6:40 am

Morning walk to the Zendo:
passing there, on the sidewalk
a soft patch of yellow and black
against the stone.
A ditched flower?
No. A palm-small bird
crouching just there, so still
even as I turned back, took a step nearer,
leaned over to watch
its dark eyespots blinking once, and again,
now careless of objection until
I moved along,
already out of time.

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