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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 1, March 2015

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Alexis Rotella
Arnold, Maryland, USA


Pretty Woman

The pretty woman in tai chi class dressed to the hilt as if she were on her way to a cocktail party. You look so familiar, I say. She looks through me as if I weren't there. So many hours spent at the foot of the Rinpoche. Once she came in late on a hot summer night in a white halter dress giving the Lama and other guys something to not think about.

A snail
at rest on the lips
of Buddha.

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