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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 04:29 PM
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Meditations...

This poem and others are available in my books, Nothing Works: Meditations on Aikido, Buddhism, the Tao, Zen, and other inconsequential things....and, Nothing Special..., available thru Amazon.com, in print and Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble websites.....Also available as an e-book via Smashwords.com. Try this link: www.nothing-works.com for the full array of options.
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In General Traverse City Blues Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #50 New 03-24-2013 04:56 PM
Traverse City Blues



Sitting in a coffee shop
Sipping my coffee
In Traverse City, Michigan
A business trip
Feeling the solitude
Of lonely travel
The music in
The background
Playing Hallelujah
Seeming to fit, somehow:
Forlorn, melancholic
Sorrowfully uplifting
Not quite the Zen
Detachment I was looking for
More like self-pity (miss you)

No Aikido practice tonight
Just reading journals
And writing reports
Preparing for morning meetings
My body missing the
Physical activity, the
Sweat and effort of
Being nage and uke
My mind the moving Zen
Perhaps, one day, I'll
Be able to take it
All off the mat and be
Capable of doing my Aikido
Sitting in a coffee shop
Sipping my coffee





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