map practice

In the meantime, get a map of the shikoku route, punch a hole at each temple, shine a light through and mark the dots on the layout of Lotus Lantern. Using rocks, twigs and leaves, build the 1,600 km at the edge of your toes. At every gate, sing the sanskrit pop-song of perfect wisdom. Carry a drop of water to each of their oceans. Bow and wash them clean.

With nowhere to go

and no time to get there,

i open my hands;

the universe pours

in and out.


. . .

i want to understand,
but it's not important
that i be understood.