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forgiveness

if we think
only God forgives
then we are weaker
than we believe

forgiveness is
a matter of choice
not a given
just because
we are mortal

if we are willing
to forgive then
we have taken
the first step
to forgiveness

being willing
to some action
is something
we can do

that in itself is proof
we have the capacity
for forgiveness

photograph

some-thing

beautiful is 

captured then

(re)arranged on

sensitive surface

becoming

an-other object 

not a ‘you’ or ‘it’ but

an image and schema

without

time

place

essence

Monk Begging in Shopping District

Recitations
Drowned out
By summer heat,
Rushing crowd.

Falling Leaves

My begging bowl
Accepts falling leaves

A rendering of Santoka’s poem teppatsu chirikuru ha o uketa.

Travelling the Narrow Roads with Basho

Go where
The wind blows
Far into the interior
Of the mind
Of your haiku

Then beyond
Its borders
Through towns
Pass common folks
Over seas
And in love
With your
Companion
Only to return
To reality
That is the Edo.

every moment

every moment
is simultaneously
a small death
and rebirth

ferris

clockwise ascent

more progression
sideways, slow 

doesn’t describe you

procession of souls 

cabinet 

as life 

views far

beyond mountains, seas

sees before again 

gentle decline 

setting 

your anticipation

a rebirth 

before next ride