TUESDAY: What the Buddha Dreamed

BY CHARLENE JONES

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The Buddha dreamed
and earth spoke its name

for the first time rambling
beasts knew to eat.

When the Buddha breathed out
all birds, spinning
in the draft, caught
that sugared feeling
lift-off of wind-powered wings

oh freedom!

The Buddha spoke
and circling wheels of time
floated past your face

just when you were waiting,
oh waiting!

when the Buddha
when the Buddha

but you, walking
into a convenience store,
smiling to the other one
behind the counter

you smile.

And how the Buddha stands!

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