(David Abe is pronounced David Abey) Evil David Abe cheated us out of everything he’s doomed in the doorway times about to fall we trusted David Abe a handshake and words enough naive and blind husband walks old fashioned trusting his fellow man a million stars whirling and twirling down the drain sucked by darknessContinue reading “Liar Liar pants on Fire”
You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour. ZEN ADAGE Memories of Sri Lanka. Thank you venerable Bhante Piananda, for graciously honoring me to meditate and teach yoga in your temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka Circa 2014?
He fans open his weapon of seduction peacock vibrates his magnificent train
I watch him gently touch her face gaze into her eyes– my practical man keeps his hands in his pockets (originally published in Atlas Poetica: editor M.Kei) Toto is sleeping, brother and hubby are working today, practical men…. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
this is my hoodwhere concrete meets the skyneon lights twinklehumanity in your faceborn here, loved here, die here I was born in East L.A., Boyle Heights, CA USA in the Japanese American Hospital, May 15, 1948. Racists in America often refused to care or treat Japanese Americans, so we built our own hospital in BoyleContinue reading “this is…”
If…. IF I don’t write my life down none of it makes sense Originally published in Ribbons an American tanka Journal.
there is a wounded child in us the way out is in
how do youend a love affairstep backinto the everydayonce you craft a dream
detergent bubblesin a babbling brookmy chattering mind The falls are in Sri Lanka way up high where the best Ceylon Tea is grown.
Before Japan was performed as short songs in five lines short long short long long Heian imperial court was well versed in tanka after a love affair exchanges of erotic tanka was expected proper etiquette Women were the best of tanka’s golden era yearning, soaring tales of love, nature, war passion prevailed In 750 ADContinue reading “A Floating World…poetic history of tanka”