at rest
at once

growing in the clearing
becoming beings gather

lightened blossoms arise
mango rots alongside

birds sing and listen to birdsong
deer pant for water, watch seated monks

a frail sage rests and the world rejoices
silence, cicada, fleas in robes’ folds instruct

a monk rests her head on a sister’s lap
she rests undisturbed, awakened

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