Here are my offerings.
Spring and Fall
My brother moves the Koi inside for the winter,
and outside in the spring.
The first time it was traumatic,
and now they are serene.
The older ones teach the younger,
“This is how it is.
We have a warm pond inside with dark and light,
and an outside pond with shadows and leaves,
and that is when we breed.
When the moon offers the night,
we pull crumbs of light
The garbage trucks are late today.
Did they think it was going to rain?
There is silence
and the roar and banging of trucks.
The cans are plastic now,
and still there are mechanical sounds,
gears and pounding and thrust.
looking for serenity, and peace,
what Gary Snyder has,
and William Stafford,
knowing as clearly
what is right
of us -
The lid on the toilet,
and closes -
The lever is pushed
that leads to the flush -
I wish you a peaceful day. May we each be the peace we want to see in the world, the serenity and hope, the ease filled touch.