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Original poetry and translations of poetry by Warren M Tang ©.

coffee bean

en(capsul)ates
the past
painful histories
the not so
dark (roast)
secrets of man

each little bean
can represent a soul
the soil and toil
that had been lost
for the present

or it can re-present
a now and future
that we aspire to

to wake
or awaken us
rejuvenate

invigorate
temporarily
and get us ready
for another day

Anxiety

Exhausted, yet
Not wanting to sleep on this
Stagnant night of anxiety

Karate #haiku

Parents trade gossip
In the stiffling gym heat
As children trade punches

space 

what is it
about you
(or rather
the lack of you)
that gives you
your quality?

is it the objects
that do not fill you
or is it
the march of time
so steady
that make you
what you are?

some people fear
your vast emptiness
but really
you are nothing
nothing
whatsoever

you should be
embraced, loved
if possible
for without you
i & everything else
would not exist

mao 

it was inevitable
but only too soon
too young at thirty-four
the order was wrong
all too wrong
she left behind three
dear ones
(the world was a stage
and she adored them
through every fault
and every perfection
until the very end)
& thousands more
who knew her generosity
her kindness, her courage
people wanted to know
to connect with her
and she chose to connect
publicly
in the most modern of ways
that may have taken her away

frogs

the sun hides behind the dark mountain
a low murmur seeps into my silent soul
the familiar chill of evening covers me

mosquitos hum their high notes
and the languid stars gradually appear
upon the blue-black washed sky

there, the waltz of the moon
continues among the stellar crowd
the organic night comes to life

unseen, in the shadows their talk
turns into song, i meditate to the drone
of late spring, early summer

and by morning light their chorus
fades to become scattered distant croaks
replaced by the ensemble of birds, bugs

miss conception

everything
without exception
are concepts
and no more

anything to lie
beyond
conception is a
misconception