POEM: summer squash and ginger

From Buddha In The Modern World (Ongoing Photo Essay)

summer squash and ginger

on the cushion
noticing the breath
waiting for the same bubble
to rise to the surface
of the still water

it breaks open
scenting the air with
summer squash and ginger
sends ripples across
the pond

it comes
as sure as moonrise
as regular as the eventide
fills me with longing
unsettles me

so I return
to noticing the breath
let the next bubble burst
without fragrance
without sound

7 April 2012
Brooklyn NY

It’s National Poetry Writing Month! A poem a day, each day in April.