Dokkodo–The Path of Aloneness

Poetry

(from upcoming volumes of my Dokkodo-inspired poetry)

path
path taken
path lost
path understood to lead
to nowhere, path leads
nowhere to understand
to path
lost path
taken path
path

trudge
a boot heel leaving
the imprint Timberland
tree veins, spines circle
enclosing on a tree
a life
leaves

alone
lone
not loan, a loan
although this life is loaned
it is not yours to take
value is placed
like rupees
or ripples
pesos falling
clinging, brass tarnished
águila ó sol
you ask

ask
pregunta
negotiate
a meditation doesn’t
last when questions are
water
is both liquid and solid
at the same time

This poem is part of my current, 3-volume poetry and photography chapbook project, which includes “Dokkodo; Volume 1—The Way of Walking Alone” available online at http://mkt.com/smiley-faze.

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