hill walking 1

hill walking in too many clothes
I chose to ask the sun
just what he meant
by shining
and if he knew
how many revolutions
we’d go through
before we’re done

and furthermore
did he know
which celestial sphere
reigned over him

any inkling?

just asking

I have been forced by illness
to ask these idiotic things

I lost a sweater
and felt no better

he soon went in
and darkness again
prevailed

[first posted 9 July 2015]

hill walking 2

there is another side to the mountain
there is another side of the hill
this is a place of abandonment
no shelter stands here still
no fellow traveler to sit with
and share a cigarette
no stones no jagged shards of glass
no sorrow no regret
no hope nor lack of hope
no nothing here at all
no sin no grace
no hymn of praise
no god no hell
no fall

abscence
abscence
abscence
loss with no respite

emptiness
sheer emptiness
and then at last a light

intelligence

insight