friday 17 march 02006 4:30pm
lotus conference center triptych

1.

oh god, the tree!
oh god, the tree!
oh, god! the tree!
the light! the golden sunset.
god.

2.

long rolling mountains, the blue ridge.
long rolling river, the james.
a whisper: my beloved, james.
between the long rolling blue gray greenmountains
the long rolling blue gray clouds
and the river james:

golden sunset. golden sun.

the tree, the light.
god.

3.

the surface of her
cracks, melts, molts
falls away.
the surface i did not know was there
falls away
and the shining core of me
like the golden sunset

just
there.