Expect Nothing

February 15, 2008

Khuki

Anwar Hossaim

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expect nothing. live frugally
on surprise.
become a stranger
to need of pity
or, if compassion be freely
given out
take only enough
stop short of urge to plead
then purge away the need.

wish for nothing larger
than your own small heart
or greater than a star,
tame wild disappointment
with caress unmoved and cold
make of it a parka
for your soul.

discover the reason why
so tiny human midget
exists at all
so scared unwise
but expect nothing. live frugally
on surprise.

Alice Walker

 

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Ahmend Al Safi

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Is Not

February 15, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creep into

My Maze

Leave me

Lost and Found

 


To see the way

Is truncated

Bifurcated

Desiccated

 

Until I see

That all is

Found in

All that is

 

Lost.

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kimsmith

Stranger

February 11, 2008

Darek Banisek

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Our strangers

Dance their masks,

Swaying at the ball as

Drummers beat out

 

Secrets.

 

This self’s enigma-

Inhalation, faith,

Clarity, confusion-

Speaks loves mystery.

 

We wander in what is left…

Quivering in places~

Choices, walking blind

In the living fog,

Hearing the voices sigh:

 

Be

 

Action

Grasps

Towards

What is not

What never was

What never will

 

Be.

 

See.

 

 

 

kimsmith

 

 

 

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Tree Pruitt

Restrictions