Indifference is Bliss

Wake up, step outside. Your daily routine Just might make you die… Ignorance pervades Your Upper East Side. “Can’t I get some peace?” In periphery, A lit cigarette Sparks your tendency To tear down habits You know are unhealthy. “You lookin’ for death?” Walking down the street, You pass a breaking worker, Whom you can’t…

The Struggle is Over

Feet, legs, body, me — Criss-crossed, wrapped in the aged green grass Under the warm, familiar shade Of the old oak tree. Roots, stalk, petals, leaves — A bud I know from ages ago Bloomed one day — with my hand, but not my say; A rose on its own enjoys the breeze. Wind, hail,…