Laughter alchemizing leaden to light,
a child’s eyes lit up from inside a man
not yet shrouded in decorum.
Search for the Buddha all you will
while life continues in ordinaries;
from leaf mold to lovers.
Only the mind waxing preferential,
maroon robes over honest sweat,
the endless weaving of spiders;
brown hands untangling violaceous spines
twined ’round saffron squash blossoms
amidst fields of possibilities.