Sitting outside at Stella and Bella’s Cafe
The Presidential debate two hours away
Reading Su Tung-P’o’s bamboo poem
Will Clinton deliver the knock-out blow?
On my ballot, I’ll write in: Chuang Tzu
Dharma Brother Wang Wei
Noticer of the minute particulars
Painter of vast emptiness
Appreciator of interbeing moment by moment
Befriender of sages, visitors and travelers moving in and out of the Ch’an world
His wife dead at thirty
He gravitates to Buddha,
The Dharma, the Sangha
And what better company
Than the 10,000 things
Which come and go?