two friends’ day (reflection)

In the garden in the winter
rainfall falling from the sky
rocks embedded in the glacier
now released to line our passing path
bonsai, birds of paradise and cacti
listening as we relate
life stories lush and sere

Shaped water; wending koi
every raindrop on the surface
a tympan lens on heaven
for the fish below
one blows two bubbles
the woman says it says tian
tian

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