JIM INFANTINO

songwriter, author & nerd

Before and After Silence

insecurity : thrust

insecurity
is a clue there is ego
stay inquisitive

sit

the phone rings my mind
is thrust into business now
start accepting it.
insecurity  thrust

Vaccuum #2 by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

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mine : accepting

inderdependent
co-arising is only
letting go of "mine"

sit

start accepting it
and that which you accept will
change, naturally
mine  accepting

Mimi #1 by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

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lack : wander

emptiness is not
emptyheadedness or lack
nor is it wanting

sit

anticipation
causes the mind to wander
fantasy and fear
lack  wander

red feet by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

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painting :  impermanence

a painting on cloth
from a faraway country
disintegrating

sit

impermanence is
what makes life bearable
and unbearable
painting  nbspimpermanence

Astrid obsucra #1 by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

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uppy : joy

having a bad back
complicates situations
like "uppy dada!"

sit

the joy and ease
of being right here and now
is frightening, why?
uppy  joy

self portrait #19 by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

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preferences : dot

not enough, too much
this is where to find the self
in preferences

sit

a diagram of
the mind could be just one dot
in a dotted line
preferences  dot

astrid #33 by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

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ice : listen

the air smells of ice
i crunch it beneath my shoes
like a three year old

sit

wake up and listen
the world vibrates regardless
of which sense you use
ice  listen

blue feet by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

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hurry : work

the day is yelling
hurry! hurry! you're too late!
or is that just me?

sit

last night i had fun
today i come back to work
i keep coming back
hurry  work

'floor1' by Zoë

updated: 3 years ago

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reluctant : compassion

reluctant  compassion

'blanket 6' by Zoë

reluctant, i sit
a hundred reasons not to
stubborn faith alone

sit

compassion is not
about you and i alone
only emptiness

updated: 3 years ago

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bus : galaxies

bus  galaxies

'rug rug' by Zoë

concerned only with
my own happiness i curse
this wild crowded bus

sit

we are galaxies
separated by vast space
born of one idea

updated: 3 years ago

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agenda : rhythm

agenda  rhythm

'dada 8' by Zoë

there is time enough
for everything apart from
my own agenda

sit

finally my mind
slows to the rythm of breath
when I hear the gong

updated: 3 years ago

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puzzle : onion

puzzle  onion

'christmas' by Zoë

my daughter Zoë
solves a puzzle by touching
everything she can

sit

like an onion skin
all of space and time appears
to the perceiver

updated: 3 years ago

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