small stones – May 10, 2016


art credit: Peacock Garden by Miriam Schulman

a show-off?
with your bright plumage
and elegant stance
those bright eyes
a knowing in the world
or resilient?
forging forward though poison
courses through your veins
I’ll follow your lead
and transmute
these noxious fumes

(Note: Popular belief is that peacocks are show-offs; however, the Buddhist believe them to be transmuters because they eat poisonous serpents,  and transmute the poison into their bright colored plumage)