Simple Questions

Kazuya Akimoto

Kazuya Akimoto

“The earth is the Lords’ and all that is in it,
      the world, and those who live in it;
   for he has founded it on the seas,
      and established it on the rivers.”~ Psalm 24:1-2

From out
on the water
I look at the sea
stretching out
before me
It is whole
One current
flows in another
Water is free

      And I ask How

From shore
I look up`land
at fields & forests
towns & cities
before me
all divided
into lot & acre
by fence & limits
surveyors’ pins
by clear`cuts

      And I ask Why


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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