Not Born a Buddhist

(Neeli Cherkovski wrote a much better poem, which is here )

Not Born a Buddhist

 

I am not born a buddhist

or a jew or christian

am barely born at all

 

saffron robe the color of the sunset

the beads I drop

are made of silence

 

Neeli Cherkovski/Paul Bourgeois

August 15, 2016

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