Today’s weather forecast is for Sunny writing skies.
Great news for plants – and excellent conditions too
for hungry deep space raiders seeking landing sites.


Oh, they drone on
and on about
the three refuges,
the four noble truths,
the five precepts
and the eightfold path,

but never probe

the one vast ache,
the double Judas kiss,
the six regrets,
the seven glooms,
the nine dumps
and the last disaster.

Tom Riordan lives in New Jersey. He’s a retired restaurant worker and teacher, and dreams about becoming pope for his next career.

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