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The Jewel in the Lotus

20 Apr
trees spatter with the bluest sky
my thought clatters with them,
self-inflicted griefs are the worst

the blues stab my arrant eyes
transforming my affairs cloudless
checks me, pierces me alert--

why should I be bothered 
by what you think of me(?)
our fight is an illusion
what I am is
what I choose, 
only I can decide for me--

did you let me
notice the sky today(?)
do I lack your permission(?)
but it paraded through regardless-- 

filtered by a billion leaves exhaling
I, too, expire you to inhale
the various stripes of me

you are but a painted tree
in the wide-angle scenery 
of my own jewel
in the lotus

the holiday wealth
of an expansive existence
during this revolving orbit 
of my Solar Day









 
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