Afternoon in Company With a Poet of Ancient China

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He gazes out
Serenely
Beside me

Seated
Like myself
In lotus posture

No space
No time
Between us

No difference

On this same
Tangled
Growth

These very
Same birds
Same beasts

No difference

A little concerned
Over distant
Changing tides of political warfare

Keeping in mind
There may be a flood, a fire
An opportunistic neighbor

No difference

Recalling
Lost loves
Past betrayals

Wondering
About the welfare
Of loved ones

Glorying
In the sun
Pouring over this mountain

No difference
No different
No different at all

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