“there again is a circle
there again is a circle
the effort, see, the complete effort to be beautiful
and being beautiful
while the whole of anything is meant to be silently understood
only if it is the effort, not the complete thing
but the effort, the effort is the beauty, the effort

how long is waiting?
how short is life?
blue morning glory.

and that morning, or that moment
when it didn’t really matter
to live or die
it really didn’t matter
to live or die
that’s suspended animation
the suspended animation of being
that is true perfection…”

Harumi’s fire by the river and words from their twice told tales of the pomegranate forest
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soft sounds for hanging in the balance.