Karumi is the Japanese word for "lightness". The famous Japanese poet Basho used it to mean "the beauty of ordinary things spoken of in a simple way".
in prayerstepping back to see the roseamid the thorns
Ebbing waters necessary journey-- alone at low tide
naked,the vulnerable seedpicked up by the bitter wind
quietly, the fingerof God writes in thedust of my soul
sometimes the security blanket is too heavy to let in the light
August lawn grows in patches. Are there goats?
i move through; drifting past a forgotten familiarity
glowing like a ruby it shimmers; lingering; just out of reach
is it a sinto compose haikuduring Mass?
on a hot daya woman fans herselfanother wears wool
illusion stripped away like the bark of a tree-- the pain of relentless sanding.
word salad crunchy colorsbrain food
time, like a desert snake across hot sands, travels; wraps back upon itself; disapears and yet continues.
pieces of herself from the last half century fill four households loving from beyond