Friday, October 17, 2008

Mythos (Buddhism)

connection with night
the mother collapses
down the stairs
lies there
breathing hard
wondering what next
the father roams
in the garden
uprooting shrubs
finally she makes it
to the phone
he's throwing branches
at the windows now
screaming out there
she gets through
hears a voice
she can't speak
he's here
in the door like a black wind
grabs her by the legs
drags her out
yelling for her kids
down to the river
throws her in twisting
sits meditating
breath slowing
looking at the water
night, trees
he's a Buddhist
sitting there
bald, bearded, beaming
the moon shining
upon him
(Published in Underground Voices Feb 2008)

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