Omonko

na te sema ha’o ke haua’ihue ma kaliponyahue talapua
I have returned from three weeks in Hawaii and California.

ke kemulo nye emyanko tsakahue nayo malahuye
The experiences were horrible because of what was happening at home.

na ke yomali pako nukuhu
I loathe each new day.

na ke kyo’a ua yesa unyapatse
It seems I cannot know peace or quiet.

na ke tlatso nayo omonko
I ponder my limited time.

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Wet

flame dancing in rain
unavoidable, the quelch
spiders running scared

Kala phrase

tla ke yanonketle kapya yo tla ke yesa tloyatli
4sg O avoid-NEG-REL accept if.X.then.Y 4sg O peace discover-FUT
In accepting the inevitable, one finds peace.

Lao Tzu quote


tanako uasan polik kue tanapako omak
fight-AG skill-ADJ be.violent-NEG as fight-ABIL-AG roar-NEG
A skillful soldier is not violent, an able fighter does not rage. — Lao Tzu

gifts

no I don’t want fifty thousand bonus miles
you can keep your latest trending styles

there are no deals
that I think of as steals

I’m do not need the next gadget
I’ve been just fine ’til now without it

give me a day without bings or bells
a moment without noises or smells

turn off all of the machines
bless the silence and all of the in-betweens

Kyotaku

Allow every part of you to exist
do not resist

breathe softly inward and out
find nothing to think about

give big and take small
as one, we live, all

currents

swimming through the soup
of linguistic lentils
plucking from the group
of defective mentals

keeping up with changes
as best I can
even what deranges
this shell of a man