Undefiled Future Moon
New Moon March 2, 2022
O homage to blue sky cloaking deep space
Homage to the pacifying breeze, cool or warm
Homage to the restful earth embrace
Homage to the fiery refuge of love
In this language, these concepts
(whatsoever liberates our imagination!)
may infinite compassion appear
to ease the confounding suffering
all migratory beings periodically feel
in this circling swoon, this turbulent dream
of ruined beauty & undefiled wisdom
In the pool of mind
everything appears doubled
once for you & once for you
sun & moon, present infinity
Homage to the future rejoiced!
Green & better than war!
Free & more creative than money!
Vulnerable & tender & brave
all the way down to the heart meat!
Homage to mothers & babies
fathers & things that encourage
Homage to rousing effort
to call in peace, to settle grievance
to reconcile, to sit, to breathe
Homage to the peacemakers!
Homage to being generous!
Homage to talking truthfully!
Homage to honesty!
Homage to acts of everyday love!
Homage to loving the future so much
that being present for this moment
is exactly where we wish to be!
Homage to this precious expanse
Unending gratitude for the horizon of peace
Gratitude for every kindred being
who in their undefiled heart longs
to be safe, to be loved & to be happy
May it be
in our hearts
may it be, may it be
poem by Qayyum Johnson
painting by Suiko McCall. Day 4/100, 2022. Ethical mica and archival white ink on cold press paper, 8×8″. Available at suiko.art.