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Jisei as Jibe
“Life & death are one, even as the river & the sea
are one.”--Khalil Gibran.
No one prepares for train wrecks,
when calamity runs amok;
As karma moves at breakneck
speeds when the Bullet jumps rails.
Can we learn to be a speck,
or recognize a portal,
Give up French as we leave Quebec?
Time to enter the Station.
Our loved ones have gone
on before us, & now they
gather in Bardo,
with smiles, open arms, bright faces--
as warm welcoming spirits.
How lovely to know
my transition comes onsummer’s last sweet day.
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Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub MTB
where Gayle asks us to write Japanese Death Poems.