The Cure for Gluttony

stop

 

over-indulge

            in simplicity of presence

 

right where you are

              will do

                         just fine

 

no reservation required

              security check

                           or travel of any kind

 

calm your body first

             look and ask

                          watch it respond

 

enjoy your breath

            unearned flow

                         primary connection

                         to every existing thing

 

stand

            feet firm

                         in crisp constant

                         stream of thought

 

rest

 

Harbin Walk with a Doc

We Walk Together

 

fresh born

You come to us as parent

to mother

You arrive as child

 

to daisy

solar rays

to sun

as plant

 

unseen gravity

unearned breath

shared by all

 

today

as doctor

patient

lender

borrower

servant

leader

            we walk together

in deep gratitude

to pavement

air

leaves and grass

which remind us:

            although we move apart

            we never walk alone

The Heart of the Veiled Universe Yearns for You

The heart of the veiled universe yearns for you:

full moon on a densely clouded night

wind-blown seed nestled in frozen soil

an infant’s sigh after midnight feeding

 

and yet

attention lies elsewhere

 

you remain uninterested

in the fragility at the center of all things

with limitless inclusion,

preferring

the security of known illusion

 

still the gentle wind whispers:

it does not have to be so heavy

the weight of what you think you are

 

exhale

release and abandon

your firmly rooted explanations

 

float freely

like a wispy white dandelion seed

 

for you are the seed

open air

fertile earth

sunshine, rain, leaf and flower

 

the infinite love in everything

waits eternally for your arrival