Statue of Buddha

Statue of Buddha

Frannie Z


In Thailand and Burma

and once, Afghanistan.

Here and now, on top

of an old CD shelf.


He raises generous arms,

greets this present world

and perhaps worlds beyond.


Next to the CD shelf

is a large bookcase.

From his pedestal

Buddha radiates the good cheer

that accrues from mild liquor,

fond reading

and the virtue

of not believing

in certainties.


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