am I Moon or are you?

“The moon does not get wet when reflected in the water

nor is the water broken or disturbed by the moon’s reflection.” 

                                                             - Dogen Zenji

 

am I Moon or are you?

if I am Water I am no wetter

or better for your beaming

but in your light I see myself

enlightened in the night

more clearly deeply darkly still

 

and of course you

pearl of reflected light

playing across my waves

seen and seeing more clearly

for my mirrored surface

beaming down caressing my wet

 

in the becoming

in the presence of one another

we are entirely separate and entirely one

 

 

 

copyright Megan E. Freeman

originally published in Sheila-Na-Gig

 

 

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