Sunday, November 15, 2015

Carrying a Mystery

The body is a shell
that carries a mystery.

Unravel the mystery,
and the body
becomes a body again.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

It Takes Two

It takes two
to start a community.
It takes only one
to disrupt it.

More weapons
aren't the answer.
It takes community
to save us.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Innocent

Violence scatters the innocent
and draws into itself more violence.

Violence may grow and grow,
but innocence cannot be destroyed.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Without Strings

When we stoop
to help those in need,
how often is it because
we want to serve them,
and how often is it because
we want to control them?

Help without strings
is true service.

Easy to admire.
Hard to do.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

No Survivors

When two support one,
the work is easy.

When ten support one,
the work gets harder.

When 100 support one,
the work is almost impossible.

When billions support one,
no one survives.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

No Reason

The battle is always
fear against fear.

Compassion has
no reason to fight.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Three Trees

The first is for shade
when the sun beats down.

The second is for shelter
when the rains beat down.

The third is for sanctuary
when the gods beat down.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Even Less

The less one has,
the more one knows
how important it is
to help those who
have even less.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Wild Garden

What a wild garden
we humans have become.

Half want security.
Half want freedom.

Freedom without security
is fragile and easily scattered.

Security without freedom
poisons itself over time.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


God is in the cloud.
Allah is in the mist.
Tao is in the fog.

When I can't see the Divine,
my other senses sharpen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Before every tree
there was another tree.

Before every child
there was another child.

Before every name
there was only the nameless.