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Taoist on a Train

From one grain of sand
there begat more
until a desert there
enveloped the scene
could one grain of sand
but be held in the mind
forever more
there might be no more
thoughts of oceans
only a single drop of rain

one drop of rain
there begat more
until a flash flood came
and the hillside came down
were there any thought of trees
to anchor the ground
instead of making furniture
instead of raping all at once

giving all around
from the horn all things come
the knowledge of replacement
so narrow in its scope
until one day the bounty
was given in a rush
and the poor were splendid
and drowned in the gift.

From one grain of sand
forever held in the mind
might I not think of ruin
nor the path of my coming
but like a tourist without knowledge
take each scene anew
from the windows of a hearse car
my life and my death
but one kernal of truth.

Taoist on a Train

bill bell

Everett, United States

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Gonna throw up three old writes for good luck in the new year and then no more reposts ( another resolution oy vey)

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