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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Robert James Berry lives and writes in Dunedin, New Zealand. His work has been published widely.

Robert James Berry



It is forbidden
to look at
or touch
the giant statue
of Buddha.
The steps wind up
and expand like wisdom
at his golden toes.
I stop there
and marvel
at his largesse
his inscrutability
and wish I had religion
in my veins.