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Hands and knees
Pushing the Bear grass, thousands
Of arrowhead leavings over a
Hundred yards.
They came to camp. On their
Own trails I followed my own
In dream you appeared
(Three times in nine years)
Bitter memory like vomit
Choked my throat.
I remember your cool body
Naked under a summer cotton dress.
Rain falls for centuries
Soaking the loose rocks in space
If, after obtaining Buddhahood, anyone in my land
gets tossed in jail on a vagrancy rap, may I
Black pit cold and light-year
Flame tongue of the dragon
Licks the sun

The sun is but a morning star
Your empty happy body
Swarming in the light
Poetry a riprap on the slick rock of metaphysics
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