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Monday's Poem

Peter Christensen has published four books of poetry with Thistledown, a couple of chapbooks, and a creative nonfiction book of stories with Altitude Press. He lives in Terrace, sails every weekend and works too much. This is a new poem inspired by Buddhist thought.

© 2007 Peter Christensen


This morning I felt small
afraid I did not belong
all of a sudden I did

An enlightened one
is recognized by all
yet gods turn from their sons
water runs to water
land remains land

In the gorge of understanding
there is resistance
times I did not ask for forgiveness surface