suchness is my hermitage

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milky morning sky breathes the promise of rain
but can’t be trusted

earth, trees, lizards, frogs, toads, billabongs and crusty creeks –
we all wait, thirsting

. . .

TAN-SIM-LOUIS-CHONG

. . .

today, a broken tooth to take to the dentist

. . .

I’m in awe of the wild intelligence
of this beatland called body;
it’s always pointing the way, (yet
so often ignored and denied) 
always waiting in the same placeless place for
my scallywag mind to return

. . .

 this intimate suchness is my hermitage
my inescapable refuge
my hallowed wee hut 

. . .

 


Suchness:  a fundamental, intrinsic, or characteristic quality or condition  (Dictionary.com)
In my usage: the in-my-face as-it-is-ness of life.


Photograph by Tan Sim Louis Chong, incomparable photographer of skies.
https://www.facebook.com/tansim.louischong