It is briefly held endurance
And what cannot be cured.

Aftermath is a mere saying
Held in mustache brackets.

It is event, a happenstance
Within limits of endurance.

Stone is a mossy statement
Of duration stating for ever.


Essence is shadow

We make up many  shadows
Of which we are the essence.

We make stories of ourselves
So as to make a sense of life.

Street lamp has a moth halo,
Stirring  impulsive  shadows.

Like rain moths, we make up
Essence from many shadows.

Sun flowers

You  have sun flowers to sun.
They turn their heads all day.

Be maximum alive in a body
And celebrate the sun flower

At the maximum sun of day.
Live your maximum sunlight

While a sun is still in window,
Before your sun flower drops.

( Van Gogh is the famous painter of Sunflowers. “Maximum alive” is reference to Mar Oliver’s poem The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac ,Part 3,)