Please Take care of time as you are a filter and it flows through you. A slight shift of signal and the observer is the observed. The breath sees itself preparation to the blank screen. You must give up so give up give up give up make a magnanimous gift aware, a skeptical shift and the clear rivulet flowing over grey rock twists, braids and disappears rejoins itself downstream a receding notion Have a tender care for your fellow objects. In your absence the room persists, dust motes live in air. Such as these are no better or worse than they are. Be fair with them; be each object cascading down over sharp turbulences-creating points of rock through a thousand transforms to be there, a bareness laid bare.
Peter Schneider is a poet, psychotherapist, and zazen practitioner who lives in Brooklyn, NY. and Rochester, Vt. His poems have appeared in AMP: The Journal of Digital Literature (Hofstra Univ.); The Buddhist Poetry Review; Mobius: The Journal of Social Change; The Shot-glass Journal; Kairos; Better Than Starbucks; Big Windows Review and in the broadside collection, A Midnight Snack. His debut collection, The Map is Not the Territory was published by Anaphora Literary Press in April 2018. His MFA is from Columbia University and his Ph.D. is in clinical psychology from New York University.