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                                     twenty five
                                     year career

                           three weeks before
                           I was digging a deep
                           hole in the garden
                           in the rain for the
                           family pet that had
                           died – put her body
                           back and let her energy
                           go elsewhere

                           as I worked down
                           I couldn’t tell apart
                           the dirt and the stone
                           until I levered it out
                           and cleaned away
                           what would shift and
                           it was only then that
                           I realised what had
                           been stopping my
                           clean and even





… in memory of: Bob 1995-2012
breakdown & career wormholes: teaching
cat & realisation wormholes: slipstream
death wormhole: “don’t move / just die / over and over … / be true to / yourself / and don’t move” / – Suzuki Roshi
life wormhole: fresh start
lifetimes wormhole: an event