Water Falls Straight Down
THIS IS THE PART OF HERE
THAT SAYS WE’RE ALL GOING IN THE SAME DIRECTION:
A FOUND POEM IN KAREN’S NOTEBOOK
Brown and black, this is a winter-time stone
coming out of the water, coming out of the clouds.
Until it finds its way to go
we need to look at it lots.
Color and shape, rather than absolute
reference place. Clean it up,
because the color is so much of what it is.
Enjoy it and find a story to match.
Push yourself to look for something else.
Rain works so well, because it has so far to fall.
Take the stone. Go from end to end.
See what rises up.
Buddha goes into a rock
to get out of the hypnotic rain
and is delivered into enlightenment.
This stone is just too wild.
It’s like the ocean itself.
There’s the human and the nonhuman.
We’re looking for an edge
that’s right between those worlds.
Gravity takes water straight down.
3 October 2013