詩; poetry

The Worm and the Asura

The Asuras —
very hungry,
building building,
like these earthworms,
of Ajahn Chah

Earthworms;
making holes through
earth property.

Asuras;
making walls through
air property.

Burrowing through earth,
burrowing through air.

Why hasn’t that worm,
… any hair?

Earthworm worries;
intuition and instinct,

Asura worries;
intelligence and skill.

The robe has been taken,
and this round renewed,
the fan turns… just
as the impeller
to a pump.
the first
turn,