What Is

Jeffrey Yang

or is true as
Happiness

Birth
A pure river

Conditions for the equal good
to be as wise and fortunate

at the start

Lost in the pursuit

Under a white oak
two children sitting back
to back on a plank swing, calling

The hand
that touches the earth 
to witness

Presses the metal latch, opens
the screen door out from home

sunlight, pond water silence
damselfly at rest on a frond

Having come with you
this far into the drafty air
 

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Kelp

How easy it is to lose oneself
in a kelp forest. Between 
canopy leaves, sunlight filters thru 
the water surface; nutrients
bring life where there'd other-
wise be barren sea; a vast eco-
system breathes. Each 
being being 
being's link.