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Friday, March 17, 2023

A Poem for Stan White


                                                   Thank You, Stan!

                      For: Stan White

Bundled up against the biting wintry sea

currents of the Pacific,

                                          I asked Stan how he could amble about

the monastery grounds in short sleeves

                                          and flip-flops sans socks.

                                          The cold won’t hurt you, he said,

                                          scrambling my brain waves! 

Wonderstruck with this new reckoning

that I could unbutton my coat,

let the outside in,

and whenever possible

                                          pass along the good news

to anyone shivering needlessly—

there is more of life that can be taken.

 from Leatrice Asher

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