Category Archives: My poems

POEM: sandbag satori

sandbag satori I settle like a sandbag onto the zafu bones finding a resting place a contented sigh & the smell of sandalwood I close my eyes as the bell rings / / / Jason Crane 6 April 2017 State … Continue reading

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POEM: 4 a.m. (for Douglas Adams)

4 a.m. for Douglas Adams I sit like a leg of the cosmic table propping up my part of the Whole Sort of General Mish Mash breath measured legs in the Burmese position as the 4 a.m. cars whoosh by … Continue reading

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POEM: cohabitation

cohabitation BOOM! on the cushion while BANG! you are, inexplicably awake RATTLE! breathe in, breathe out TING! a brief rain shower, passing car STOMP! the bell dings, ending the morning session SLAM! like magic, a bagel & tea on the … Continue reading

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POEM: the mystic

the mystic New Balance sneakers, worn soles Builder’s tea, almond milk, one sugar Nikon binoculars, Peterson field guide a biography of Philip Whalen (of course) all the trappings, none of the Trappist there’s no “I” in enlightenment oh wait, there … Continue reading

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POEM: whiteout

whiteout the 18-wheeler comes up from behind me passes my front bumper and disappears into the wall of snow as if into a new dimension I’ve slowed nearly to a stop, inching forward I guess this is a metaphor, right? … Continue reading

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POEM: this year we’ve decided to grow things

this year we’ve decided to grow things I’m excited when I was married, my wife always wanted to garden but I was never interested I let her choose the seeds, tend our community plot across town her father was a … Continue reading

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