Paved Earth

As I walk over
Her laid out body
Gritty gravelly
Watery kneaded
Bonding hugging
Reclining supine
In miles sublime

Pounded soundlessly
Myriad endless hues
Heaving hurrying shoes
Staggering lingering
Unhurried hurried
She accepts it mute
Under skies azure

Wind swept smeared
Sun seared leaf adhered
Deposits ignominious
Some lifted some left
Stoically endured all
Voices gravelly smooth
Screechy soot cheroot


Couth uncouth
Cutting knifing
Loving purring
Beseeching bewitching
Switching Lisping
Limping Impish
Childish coquettish


Sly snide
Deride gibe
Fib crib ad lib
Revile rejoice
Brace reduce
Seduce amuse
Bemuse gouge

Voice Voices
Cacophony jarring
Discordant noise
Silence dispatched
Feet plying endlessly
On mother earth
Concrete covered

“The Tao [Way] that can be told of is not the eternal Tao;

The name that can be named is not the eternal name.

The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth;

The Named is the mother of all things.

Therefore, let there always be non-being, so we may see their subtlety,

And let there always be being, so we may see their outcome.

The two are the same,

But after they are produced, they have different names.

They both may be called deep and profound.

Deeper and more profound,

The door of all subtleties!”
– Lao Tzu


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