PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS, INC.
I tossed the I Ching every day for 20 years
as if that might clear the clutter of choices
made & not made
& even when the coins came up snake eyes
I still paddled out in my
catholic boy wetsuit
to charge one last mushy beach break
before the sun set & the world & you
REMEMBER THE SHADOWS
The Chumash were one of the
few native nations to
bury their dead in a prone position
A single grave would be used for
more than one body
over the years.
The bodies were separated by
layers of whale bone.
Reading Ecclesiastes backwards
if only to reinvent the central nervous system of
the ocean at dawn as a vast rippling
slab of cement you can hear rumbling
all the way to Jerusalem