Monday, March 25, 2019

'Drinking good coffee and listening'

Drinking good coffee and listening to Antonio Sanchez play the drums.
What is tomorrow? I don’t know.

James
25 Mar 2019
oktu

'Language is a tool, the craft'

Language is a tool, the craft
Of communication. Human
To human, speaking, listening,
A thought, an idea, a need
Expressed. A desire spoken.
An answer for a question.
This work is never ending.

James
25 Mar 2019
oktu

Sunday, March 24, 2019

'Daily rising well before dawn' ///

Daily rising well before dawn
To light the candles
And sit in meditation;
Life might race pass,
But for myself,
I far prefer to sit.

James

'Showers, then breaks for sunlight'

Showers, then breaks for sunlight,
Then showers again.
The sky has great power
And so commands our actions
By what it will and what it will not
Allow us to do, and yet remain dry.
Showers, sunlight, showers.
From below, we watch and wait.
Raindrops tumbling from the sky.

James
24 Mar 2019
oktu

Saturday, March 23, 2019

'Looking inward, I find a valley

Looking inward, I find a valley
Bathed in sunshine.
Looking outward, I find a valley
Bathed in rain.
My, how life goes around!

James
23 Mar 2019
oktu

Friday, March 22, 2019

'I don’t drink, but maybe I should have some whiskey'

I don’t drink, but maybe I should have some whiskey.
Nothing changes, the war goes on,
The poor remain hungry, the homeless sleep outside.
Nothing changes. Crying doesn’t help.
Businesses with more money and power
Than entire countries rape the earth
Like evil soldiers raping villagers.
Millions of people just don’t have any rights.
This happens every single day.
Maybe it’s me that should change.
Bartender, single malt please, a double.
After all, I don’t drink.

James
17 Oct 2018
22 Mar 2019
oktu

'Dreaming through the deepest hours, then up'

Dreaming through the deepest hours, then up
An hour before dawn to meditate and pray.
I am not this body, I am not this flesh,
I am the universe and the universe is me.
There now, the first light is spreading
Across the east like a blessing,
So I say it aloud, “This is a blessing.”
Only that much, and then no more words.

James
22 Mar 2019
oktu

'If you will come a little closer'

If you will come a little closer
I will show you my gold.
And there is a lot of it, too,
Enough to share with you, my friend.
Did you know that I am rich?
You see, I hid my gold
Over the trail of many years,
Over the highway of my entire life.
You see, only now is the time right
To show the gold. To share.
Right now, if you just come closer,
I will show my gold,
A little more on each page.

James
17 Oct 2018
22 March 2019
oktu

'Drinking good coffee and listening'