when I see

the moon

over China

 

I cannot help

but recall

 

the lost life of Li Po

 

the drunken poet

drowning in a pond

 

the empty boat

a vacant afterthought

made more

buoyant by the absence

of the thinker

at the oars

 

how lonesome the light

without us

 

how dark

those brilliant beams

 

 

The Empty Boat

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