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By Mankh, (Walter E. Harris III), Axis of Logic
Axis of Logic
Friday, Oct 7, 2016

living on the edge
on the outskirts of town
circling the perimeter
trying to hang on
broaching the topic
your best foot forward
an opening line ―
a foot in the door
eye of the storm,
core of the apple,
pit of a peach
gist of the story,
sum of all parts,
the heart of the matter
the book “Zen Flesh Zen Bones”
yet not in the book
Zen marrow
when teardrops flow
do they know the difference between
tears of joy and tears of sorrow?
learn from the past,
live in the present,
plan what you can for the ’morrow
you can intuit, think, or feel,
work or beg for your meal,
yet except for what comes from the absolute center
it’s all a big borrow
poet’s note: “marrow” from marwe, fellow worker, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic margr, friendly.

Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is an essayist and resident poet on Axis of Logic. In addition to his work as a writer, he is a small press publisher and Turtle Islander. His new book of genre-bending poetic-nonfiction is “Musings With The Golden Sparrow.” You can contact him via his literary website.

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