Friday, February 20, 2009

Heart Sutra at the Coffee Shop

A woman waits
To talk with her ex
As I read

No ignorance and
No extinction
Of ignorance
The Heart Sutra says

And I see an intersection
Gravel and mud
With a stop sign
Never heeded

There is no learning
Might I add?
And no end of learning

There is “no”
Might I add?
And “yes” and a person
Moved to tears watching

Motion and no motion
Out a window

She puts on her coat
As the man stares after
There is this
And not this at all

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thank you for this poem. Which I've linked to (not reproduced in any way) in my list of Heart Sutra resources here:

With palms together,