March 2, 2015
by Izumi 005

I met a man along the road
who was contented
to just be.
He told me that his secret was
to gaze upon a tree.
The tree is one with all the earth
and with the sky above.
Freely giving shelter to
both the hawk
and to the dove.
He said to just sit quietly
and listen to the tree
to hear the answer of how we also
could
just
be.
I sat right down there on the spot
To see what I might see.
And after awhile I felt as content
As if I were in love.
I turned to thank the man I’d met,
Yet it was not to be,
For where he once stood
Now, was just a tree.