November 16th, 2020

Sitting in Solitude

For many years
I have dug in the ground,
seeking the blue skies.
Time after time,
gaining only obstructions
in my heart.
One night
in the midst of the darkness
I kicked up a piece of tile
Just letting go
I realized the already empty bones
are struck into bits.

Muso Soseki (1275-1351)