I believe in logic.
It will be 90 degrees today.

Therefore I am baking
homemade blueberry pie.

A tree frog lives in the folds
of the old umbrella.

Therefore it will not rain,
and because you are in love,

2 x 0 = 1.

A dragonfly lands on a quivering cattail

precisely at the feathered gong

in a red winged blackbird’s throat.

This could only mean
that the world is good, and very good.

That the wetland will be here
for at least a thousand years to come.

And because you are troubled

by almost everything, my dear,

despite the constant golden pulse

of grace that breathes you

out of emptiness,

you are perfectly human.

Sumi-e by Sengai, b. 1750

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