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  11997.     

the fading of the day

God in his usual strokes
splashing the colors

from indigo to magenta
to light blue to saffron

paints another day in the
lifetime of

the black canvass of our lives.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  11998.     

The Failure Of Rhyme

it i were to speak to you
in rhyme
and well thought of metaphors
it will take me
more time

and i do not have much of it
and i cannot possibly tell you
what i have within
completely

i have no dream of perfection
there is no such things as us
as perfect as a cup or a ring

and we will be at a loss at the end
not having said
what should have been stated so clearly
and spontaneously
as river and rain
or as dew on a leaf of grass
early dawn

when metaphors fail
when rhythm and rhyme stand aloof
along the boulevard without rails
the streams of our consciousness is always there
to save us
willing to adopt us in the form of a sacrifice

i am here now and
i am talking to myself
and since you are here not to listen
i reserve this
space for you for the future
for time that does not die
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  11999.     

the fairness of the choices....

we choose
that is basic

whether to write
about the blooming
cherry blossom
come spring

or the falling
and wilting and
then rotting of
the leaves of autumn

sometimes
whichever way is that
whether to choose
what is inside
and shy away from
what is outside

whether you turn
left or
take the right
side of the two-faced
road

somehow
there is this fairness
of one's choosing

whether there is pain
or joy
beauty remains
unabandoned

truth resides in
both houses
and peeps in any
window

it is the same house
actually
the same road
same sky
same river
same heart
whatever, whichever
at the
end.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  12000.     

THE FAITH OF ABUNDANCE...

I DO NOT question this universe
about how poverty arises,
I do not have exclamations for
the system,

I LIVE here and I breathe
each molecule of air,
I am sent, and I am
situated, this place, I have
received and I have not worked
for what i am surrounded
THIS OPULENCE, this
body, this mind,
THESE ARE ALL given
I HAVE NO investment,
i am a fact, and there are theorems,
i am here,

I WATCH, I LISTEN A lot
i sleep and wake up and the table of the world is ready
the house opens its windows
and so are the doors
My feet are taking me to the river
my hands bathe me
The trees shade me
and the ripe fruits fall beside me
I have cooked rice within my reach
I have roasted chicken on my hand
ALL GOD GIVEN

I AM THE CHILD OF GOD
and I HAVE not worked at all.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 
 
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