2005/02/15 – Pots & Pans

Love is the one needful thing –
The names you give your pots and pans
Are really not important.

This place where you have squatted:
Your hearts’ high mesa –
Do downpours interrupt your prayers,

extinguishing the incense
as you drop drum, run for cover,
scattering your corn and fine intentions?

your pots and pans will be there,
still glistening with great abundance
after ashen storm clouds break,

the final raging glory
bathing everything in crimson –
every hope and prayer, fulfilled.