Can’t you?

 

koan

Poem 13

Can a koan be yours

If you steal it?

The teacher said to think about the koan

“Form is emptiness”

But the teacher gave it to someone else

And now I want it

For my own

Can’t you own a koan?

If a koan is form

And form is emptiness

Can’t you own

Can’t you

Can’t

Can…

#30poemsin30days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. She is enrolled with the Osage tribe.
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2 Responses to Can’t you?

  1. Russ L says:

    That made me laugh! Bravo!

    Like

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