Mindfulness Exercise

The next time you are at table, 
And someone mentions mindfulness, 
Start talking about masturbation. 
Point out the similarities  
Between the two undertakings. 
Both are done when you’re alone, or, 
Somewhat paradoxically,  
They can be group activities.  
You can lend a hand by leading  
Mutual meditation sessions, 
A shared psychic circle jerk off. 
On occasion either action  
May be seen in a public park. 
Both are equally suitable  
Topics for dinner conversation.  
 
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Two Tankas and a Realization

Two mornings running
Now I’ve heard the geese calling
Fleeing to the south
Dragging winter in their wake
Promising peace and quiet

Montreal morning
In a rainy back alley
The last time you felt
Will feel anything at all
For us the falling rain—cold

“This evening will be rainy.
The rain will be heavy.”
My cellphone’s weather app
Writes better poetry
Than I do.

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Counting Non-Binary Digital Sheep

You cannot call me a liar
When I have yet to hear the truth
I cannot call you a cheater
When neither of us knows the rules

Now the boys are all girls at heart
Adding or removing a part

The game’s become quite the puzzle
Staccato tweets and viral memes
Endless rounds of pass the muzzle
Chasing androids’ electric dreams

Now the girls are all boys at heart
Removing or adding a part

Each subtraction an addition
In the quest for a counterpart
One zero sum computation
Away from that elusive start

Rending each other limb from limb
Boys and girls take it all to heart

The online martyrdom parade
Each day urging another purge
It’s the same-old same-old lurking
Behind new mean meaningless words

Now the boys are all girls at heart
Adding or removing a part
Now the girls are all boys at heart
Removing or adding a part
Rending each other limb from limb
Boys and girls take it all to heart

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Some Reasons to Like the Rain

Why I like the rain 
Coming down on Mount Royal 
So sudden and hard 
It clears away all cyclists 
Lycra-cladthe joggers too 
 
Drug dealers appear  
To be rain averse as well 
The downpour drives them 
Out from their usual haunts 
At the forest’s dark edges 
 
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