hidden in the tall grass…

a young man
from
a neighboring village
came
to ask
bapa dola
how it was
that strangers
to his village
could see
the solution
to problems
that had
confronted the elders
for years
surely
the young man
said
the visitors
must be
wise men
full
of knowledge
bapa dola
said
perhaps
it is not
knowledge
but
the willingness
to
see what is really there
and
to not deny the truth
for
often we hear
but
do not listen
see
but
do not
perceive

mountain climbing stations…

mountain climbing stations

you stood
just
to the left
of reality
hoping
santa ana winds
would correct
your position
but
somehow
you
failed
to factor in
microclimates
of
human stupidity
greed
and
egos
so you were left
just
below
the foothills
of success
unable
to find
a sherpa