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1.8k · Oct 2018
Haiku 6
ZenOfferings Oct 2018
Benevolent bee
Buzzes to death for his queen
Somehow…not enough
1.5k · Aug 2021
Autonomy On Stage
ZenOfferings Aug 2021
What if you discovered that the puppet master was just a tangle of other puppets...

Interconnectedness is paramount to who we are, to life itself
To get loose is not to get free -- to get free is to love the strings you keep
1.1k · Oct 2018
Haiku 2
ZenOfferings Oct 2018
See — the ant has learned
To pierce the silence fully
Still I try to speak
1.0k · Oct 2018
Haiku 1
ZenOfferings Oct 2018
Man sits with himself
Flower falls under his shade
Reminds him — look up
1.0k · Oct 2018
Haiku 5
ZenOfferings Oct 2018
Humble king’s castle
Heart of the just dominion
Gone with the high tide
813 · Nov 2018
Haiku 19
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
The shade of the tree
Kills the acorn at its base —
What's an injustice?
718 · Oct 2018
Haiku 3
ZenOfferings Oct 2018
Thoughts disconnected
All you remember is one
Feeling you’re left with
655 · Jan 2019
Haiku 33
ZenOfferings Jan 2019
Standing in the rain
Trying to wash it away —
I’m made of water…
We're born from strife
555 · Dec 2018
Haiku 22
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
Persuasive noises —
But when you offered your ears
Then I was convinced
539 · Nov 2018
Haiku 17
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
When the sun rises
It calls not for attention
But it sure does shine!
486 · Dec 2018
Haiku 28
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
Nothing requires
A fall leaf to pass through it
To become the sky
Mind the slow patterns; they carry the ancestral knowledge.  How close must you get before the sky reveals itself?
477 · Oct 2018
Haiku 7
ZenOfferings Oct 2018
Wherever there's rocks
Watch out; eventually...
Those rocks come alive
468 · Nov 2021
Haiku 98
ZenOfferings Nov 2021
I know reflections
Of a thousand other mirrors
This - the path I tread
Again I'm lost staring into Indra's net
431 · Nov 2018
Haiku 16
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
The cell phone rings once
But the ringing in my head…
...The sound of your voice
431 · Oct 2018
Haiku 9
ZenOfferings Oct 2018
Purest of water
No longer has room for fish
Let life be fishy!
430 · Nov 2018
Haiku 15
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
The steam yields as so
I slurp and gurgle my tea
Oh, jasmine blossom!
427 · Dec 2018
Haiku 24
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
Volumes on silence…
You could fill a library;
Then what has been said?
418 · Jul 2019
Haiku 66
ZenOfferings Jul 2019
Signage won't matter
Nor the road paint that you lay
Love is not one way
405 · Nov 2018
Haiku 12
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
Little thistledown
As anxious as you and I
But never ill-judged
404 · Jul 2021
Haiku 97
ZenOfferings Jul 2021
What's needed to see
World peace -- a miracle, or
Magnifying glass
398 · Nov 2021
Haiku 99
ZenOfferings Nov 2021
You either smilin'
Or you silent; by choice or
Broke rights and violence
388 · Dec 2018
Haiku 23
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
Everybody knows
But we all feign a defect
And that is our role
381 · Apr 2019
Haiku 52
ZenOfferings Apr 2019
What is ****
Is it not my fingers flying
On this here keyboard?
Recently, in response to Zen, a man asked me,
"So **** is good, then?"
I laughed
He did not
356 · Nov 2018
Haiku 10
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
Blind men have few friends
See you with their heart…scary
Your mask won’t work here
337 · Nov 2018
Haiku 14
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
Why do you see death?
Winter is but the absence;
The mother of life
313 · Nov 2018
Haiku 18
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
But which way is which?
A cardinal direction
Is an empty dream
309 · Oct 2018
Haiku 4
ZenOfferings Oct 2018
Chimp's lost son dangles
Mighty effort to hold life
Found when she drops him
301 · Dec 2018
Haiku 21
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
Set your bundle down
Satori in an instant
Pick your bundle up
292 · Nov 2018
Haiku 13
ZenOfferings Nov 2018
The great orator
With open ears I listen
For the wind speaks not
289 · Jun 2019
Haiku 56
ZenOfferings Jun 2019
Memories are just
A tightening behind the
Eyes that looked on you
287 · Jul 2019
Tomorrow's Yesterday
ZenOfferings Jul 2019
His feet stir with longing
Baggage barely clinging to his fingertips
He escapes the outbound missile
Crosses the platform as if it was an existential crisis
And catches the wind
To blow him home
Away from the way he resides
A train station at midday
286 · Aug 2019
Haiku 69
ZenOfferings Aug 2019
The sound of tear streams
Tears the patterns asunder --
Deafening silence
280 · Dec 2018
Haiku 20
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
I went for a skate
Down to the grocery store
I forgot my shoes
278 · Dec 2018
Haiku 29
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
This morning I woke
And was excited to see
Squirrels under a tree
Just another mundane winter's day to most -- which only contributes to the miracle.
278 · Jun 2019
Haiku 62
ZenOfferings Jun 2019
Waiting for crossroads
One day you'll find -- there's no path
Crossroads all the time
The time is now
275 · Feb 2019
Crusader
ZenOfferings Feb 2019
The wars we don't acknowledge
Are the only ones that we prevent
Where there is a just cause for fight
Extend a smile, and play, crusader
For your enemy is your most vital friend
Your battles will find you if you're looking for them
273 · May 2019
Haiku 53
ZenOfferings May 2019
A crest with no trough?!
You can not break the silence
Its in your bones...
A fitting haiku for a return from a hiatus
272 · Jan 2019
Haiku 37
ZenOfferings Jan 2019
Do you mourn the wind
As the particles pass by?
Their death brings spring-time…
Here lies one, in the wake of 36
271 · Mar 2019
The Giver
ZenOfferings Mar 2019
Mother offered us trees
We cut her bare

Mother poured her blood for us
Black, like tar

Mother gave us her oceans
We fill it with our trash
As if it wasn't already full

Now she has little left to give
But people

Are you ready for our great divide?
What does exploitation look like when our planet's greatest natural resource is other humans?
269 · Jan 2019
Haiku 38
ZenOfferings Jan 2019
When sheltered from rain
You’re fixed on the greys above;
Play in the puddles
That which you avoid is perpetually drawn to the foreground
262 · Jul 2021
Haiku 96
ZenOfferings Jul 2021
Prized beautiful beach!
Plant your heels!  Lasso that wave!
Ride, surfer cowboy
Hogtied with the karmic circle
261 · Jun 2019
Haiku 61
ZenOfferings Jun 2019
Oh we were so high
Poor place to build a kingdom
Branches can't sway roots
Find strong foundations
261 · Dec 2018
Haiku 26
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
Keystrokes in dim light
The moon is a winter’s cold
And I feel frozen
The pale blue atmosphere is gentle and kind, but somber and reserved.  This, too, shall pass.
261 · Dec 2018
Haiku 27
ZenOfferings Dec 2018
You frame the picture
But the picture is a frame
What have you captured?
A box for a box for that which cannot be named.  What a wondrous affair..
257 · Feb 2021
Haiku 94
ZenOfferings Feb 2021
Loud truck rumbling
A strained love call from tree tops
Man picking mushrooms
An unfiltered listen of early spring
254 · Mar 2021
Haiku 95
ZenOfferings Mar 2021
Master's makeshift meal
Weeds whistle with the widow
Mourning matter makes
248 · Jul 2020
Haiku 84
ZenOfferings Jul 2020
Once they have control
The many will celebrate
They'll call it world peace
236 · Jun 2019
Haiku 58
ZenOfferings Jun 2019
To experience
That which made saying goodbye
So difficult -- blessed
The pain indicates a blessing.  I had confused it for a curse.
234 · Feb 2019
Haiku 47
ZenOfferings Feb 2019
I'm wasting moments
Waiting for you to come back
Here I am
Still a departure from Zen
233 · Aug 2019
Perception
ZenOfferings Aug 2019
And she said,
"The **** I have to deal with is unreal"
And I said,
"You're right"
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