Love Sun Moon
New Moon, April 1, 2022
Winter is over, I love you.
Jasmine at night, the frogs,
I’ve forgotten to suffer for hours.
Everywhere I look is growing,
egret nests, the chaya trees, my belly
fattened on happiness like a spider.
Let’s get married again on windhorses today
sail yellow bamboo paper kites
& separate the rice from the sand
like one does in parinirvana.
I’m so alive I should cry
but the wind blowing gray hair
into the clouds to the north
reminds me of dying,
so I smile with you as part of it
& that’s how every second of this counts.
Yours Forever, Summer.
Poem by Qayyum Johnson
Painting by Suiko McCall. Dearest Spring, Love Summer, 2022. Ink on Yupo, 9.5×12.5″. http://suiko.art