Saturday, October 26, 2019

coughing before sleep

There’s nothing wrong with being awake middle-night.

Hot tea with honey. The woman fears pneumonia.

For me, it doesn’t matter. Astros beat Nationals in game three. Game 4 later in D.C.

The Honorable Elijah Cummings was lauded and prayed for in Baltimore funeral service Friday. A reminder to us.

Time narrows for antithetical dishonorable obliquely referenced in passing.

I no longer care if I live or die. Pressing hands together, eye to eye.


Coming and going


Friday, October 25, 2019

nomine domini

Not yet.

Not yet.

Nōn nōbīs, Domine, nōn nōbīs, sed nōminī tuō dā glōriam (KJV: ps 115)

Thursday, October 24, 2019

paradox and confusion guard truth

“The foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see.” (Huang Po, d.850)

The thing about being sick is the expectation that it will break.

Just like that.

It will come.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


    (In praise of learning)

if water takes shape
whatever carries it holds
each drop as itself


Il pluie

La nuit



Sunday, October 20, 2019

when am I done

What does it mean to say I love God?

lo amo Dio
         (a haiku) 

when all  
is said 
and done -- 
you finish me

Perhaps it is that time when nothing else remains.