Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Fruit Bowl of Equanimity

Sometimes overflowing with soft and fragrant fruit
juicy, delicious, tender and abundant.

Sometimes empty except for three dusty, blackened leaves.

Sometimes a generous harvest ripens slowly
and monotonously.

Sometimes a rainbow of variety
is enjoyed one by one
until only the bruised fruit remains
summoning tiny flies.

The bowl embraces the impermanence of the fruit
with steadfast equanimity.

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