Buddhist Funeral

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Buddhist Funeral

For Greg Bechle


Prayers like bees

Emulating the crossing over.

Pine shavings burned

On charcoal disks.

Shin-do: Of the Heart and Mind.


After the ceremony,

An 81 year old woman with one leg

I’m pushing in a wheelchair up a stony hill.

She hands me a cigarette,

And lights one for herself.


Truth. Crossing over.

Of the heart and mind.


2013-12-10T21:35:27+00:00 Poetry, Uncategorized|

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