Saturday, August 01, 2015

astoriasummer






Hot summer cold offices
inside and out, out to hot
and in to cold playing
with the temperatures

board the N or Q train
at Ditmars Boulevard station,
last stop back first stop forth
the overhead train

hot high temperature mornings
grab the seat that's away
from either end of the car
where the cold air lags

grab the seat in the middle
facing the rising sun
that heats up arms and legs
of commuters opposite

climbing up hot stairs
into Auld Manhattoe
from the depths of underground
arrival

onto Seventh Avenue
right across from
windowless
Carnegie Hall.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

More Karma

(credit: E.I. Pettinger in the Boise Weekly)


In a Buddhist teaching I studied,
in the text it begins,
after the homage,
"Something there is to be given up
  fully through knowing
And something else which can only
  be actualized, ..."

To abandon anger
sometimes happens
in steps,
other times in a
big flash of understanding,
always knowing in some fashion,
what is being abandoned,
and what is being
chosen
as the path.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Welcome to the Realm (US election day 2014)



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could be god realm
or jealous god realm,
don't have enough
experience to know.

but it's one or
the other
for sure.

invested with powers
and riches and
privileges
Alexander would envy.

Good luck to
all of them,
In the realm
of the Elect.

Monday, October 06, 2014

For Izzah






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golden streams
of light and warmth,
lapis buddah beaming
tadyata mantras
fire's wrathful flames
of compassion
water modulating high-amp
yogini vibrations

get well soon,
and we'll go shopping.    

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Autumn in New York





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staying with the feeling
is revolutionary

in all ways
revolutionary

reality does
yoga headstand

which always looks
kind of odd

in any context.

the feeling
is illusory

and impermanent,

not judging,
approaching or
avoiding

staying with the feeling
with no rushing towards

or running away

purely revolutionary

(a reminder to myself
to maintain solidarity
with all existence.)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Auld Manhattoe




(click pic to enlarge)
(credit: Gisela Fabian 1943 - 2004.
Description: New York Fantasy
Year: 1978
Dimension: 24"x30")



After all these years
still bathed in
Times Square Neon
in early weekday
afternoon

Moods of Auld Manhattoe
never can be denied

Roaring subways
still roar even
with strange
electric trains
singing eerie dissonant
electronic whistle
of revving up to
go down the track

Clocks in the 
subway cars and
notifications of
where you have
stopped

Good for a laugh
when computer gets
bollixed and
you see the wrong
next stop announced
in red lit letters

So I don't need a watch
at least not on the train

Bergdorf's still standing
in new Millenium
along with Henri Bendel.
Going farther East
is upstart Barneys
where retail desire
goes utterly insane

Many chain restaurants
of various ethnic
foods to be eaten
by Midtown worker bees,
even wealthy ones.

But still the steam tables
which lure with
endless choices,
steaming.

Broadway booms
with billion dollar
productions
on its narrow lane,
where getting
a post-show taxi or any
kind of ride
is problematic.



 

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Karmalistic





(Credit:  http://www.fixmystinkycar.com/picskgj/karma-tattoos-tumblr )


I already know
what is going to happen.
I'll live and then
I'll die, with stuff
in between

stuff being appearances
like magic lantern Plato show,
appearances to all
the senses,
simultaneously

infinite opportunities
to act freely
within this
gorgeous
spectacle.