empty

IV

Walking wary,
Forging a way,
Through the
Worries of the crowd.

Sharp points and
Lustre dulled,
Tangles unraveled,
Flame diminished.

An empty watering can,
Overgrown and rusted,
Afraid of overflowing.

inaction

III

Disregard superiority, kill rivalry.
Ignore rarity, dispel thieves.
Calm of will, tame of impulse.
Full bellies, strong bones.
With no compulsion, inaction.
Without action, all is well.

contrast

II

The grotesque from the radiant,
Ineptitude from skill.
Light / shade,
Commonplace / arcane:
All is music,
Contrasting, codependent,
Heard only by the silent.

Beginning, growing,
Relentless happening,
According to form, code, custom.
In return,
Expecting nothing.