Tagged: understanding

maybe we all long

maybe we all long
to understand the distances
between our mutual

universes – like fruits looking
yonder on an adjacent frond
.
20210618:1856
y

mama’s perilla

mama’s perilla
eventually takes over
the garden every

year, understanding that our
nervous system depends on it
.
20210614:1938
y

because chaos is

because chaos is
uncountable, we are
asked to refrain from
recognizing multiple
chaoses, grasping
syndemics, even
in an emergency
of our own doing
and undoing
.
20210610:2142
y

perhaps on the way

perhaps on the way
to better understanding
is filling in the

gaps. we can only help one
another through trial and error
.
20210124:1541
y

part of a balanced

part of a balanced
diet consists of asking
just enough questions

and no more, so that we can
savor the joy in mystery
.
20201227:1708
y

we are ninety-three

we are ninety-three
traditions away from under-
standing each other,

sixty excuses from trying,
one yield away from accepting
.
20201217:2047
y

counters have a hard

counters have a hard
time comprehending non-counters –
what do you mean you

don’t know how many, how much,
when we will run out, what’s enough?
.
20201214:1655
y

we are a handful

we are a handful
of traditions away from
tolerating one

another, another handful
from some kind of understanding
.
20201205:0845
y

we are less layered

we are less layered
than we profess to be, more
layered than we can

fathom – in between, we try
to understand each other
.
20200919:1234
y

vocabularies

vocabularies
expand in sickness and in
health – understanding

quarantine, isolation,
and our social distancing
.
20200328:0955
y