Gently Down the Stream

Steady the boat,

Gently down the stream.

Singing familiar tune,

Merrily, Merrily it is so.

Stay seated,

Eyes gazing past the bow.

One hand port,

Another starboard side.

Unwavering amidst climbing swells,

Intoning with songs of Universe.

Steady as she goes,

Next stop nobody knows…

~Ani Po

Altered Realities

Caught between realities,

Knowing and unknowing.

What was real,

No longer.

Letting go of what was,

Accepting what is.

Old Canvas admired,

With no attachment.

New Canvas presents,

Still no attachment.

Present I am,

Here and now.

Singing to the trees,

Playing a song from the universe.

~Ani Po