allison miller


I want to go to

the no word party

the teacher says

I have a lot less

to say before I am invited


noticing how I

get caught

in my own web

I marvel

at the spider’s feat


possessive of

phantom property

I grasp at illusions

afraid to let go and see

my insubstantiality


leaving the

meditation hall

people wobble as they walk

the ground beneath them

not as solid as before             (published in Tanka Practice)


going back to work

today I feel alive

ready to see how

I will dance in this new space

hopefully with humility



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