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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Michael Morell

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Bamboo Woman

statue of Buddha
in the next room
scalding water in the urn
waiting for tea

a fellow meditator
tells me she's looking
for a roommate
but doesn't like men

suggests I not take
it personally
so I practice egolessness

to still the distance
between us
growing like wild bamboo