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i write poetry about zen buddhism, addictions, and experience. what more is there to say?
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johntaiyu's Works

Poetry 2009-08-01Innocence
Poetry 2009-06-09Joy Life Cadence
Poetry 2009-02-09for the ride home
Poetry 2008-09-11Of You
Poetry 2008-07-08My Perfect Wilderness
Poetry 2008-06-10hubris
Poetry 2008-05-29Starlings
Poetry 2008-05-26The Right To Be a Nigger
Poetry 2008-05-19Is In Dreams
Poetry 2008-05-19Festooned Maypole
Poetry 2008-05-19So There I Sat
Poetry 2008-01-05Not All It Was
Poetry 2008-01-03The Sense That Washes Me Away
Poetry 2007-12-10What There Is
Poetry 2007-12-10In The Pivot of Nothingness
Poetry 2007-12-10Meant to Be
Poetry 2007-12-07Who I Am Become Today
Poetry 2007-12-06Comet
Poetry 2007-11-30Back in the Day
Poetry 2007-11-30Dry Drunk
Poetry 2007-11-24Unmended Hearts
Poetry 2007-11-23The Pain That Comes
Poetry 2007-11-12Something's Bound To Happen
Poetry 2007-11-12Feeling Sorry For Myself
Poetry 2007-10-31No One Wants To Know
Poetry 2007-10-31How Much Drunk We’d Got
Poetry 2007-10-31Jacked
Poetry 2007-10-31My Stupid Stupid Heart
Poetry 2007-09-19All Good Stories
Poetry 2007-08-28Where the Weeds End
Poetry 2007-08-02It Sought
Poetry 2007-07-19before the me
Poetry 2007-07-19Canada
Poetry 2007-07-02The Only Universe I have Ever Known
Poetry 2007-06-25Silver Dharma Moon
Poetry 2007-06-20Literal Nirvana
Poetry 2007-06-13Photographs
Poetry 2007-05-27Open Heart
Poetry 2007-05-24A Smooth Soft Belly
Poetry 2007-05-23Run for Cigarettes
Poetry 2007-05-15one last time
Poetry 2007-05-08Tall Cows
Poetry 2007-05-08Who
Poetry 2007-04-23Hero
Poetry 2007-04-14Corner
Poetry 2007-04-10Running From Ghosts
Poetry 2007-04-10Grist
Poetry 2007-04-01Dogstars and the Sea
Poetry 2007-03-29Inch or Two
Poetry 2007-03-21Shuffle
Poetry 2007-03-16Cities of the Gods
Poetry 2007-03-15The Old Chair
Poetry 2007-03-15With Love
Poetry 2007-03-09Perfect Sleep
Poetry 2007-03-02Our Children of Gallipoli
Poetry 2007-02-26Ice Storm
Poetry 2007-02-17it's
Poetry 2007-02-17what it is
Poetry 2007-02-05Easy
Poetry 2007-02-05The Itch and the Need to Scratch
Poetry 2007-01-28Where the Universe Makes Its Home
Poetry 2007-01-28No Worse Nor Better
Poetry 2007-01-22Many Doored House
Poetry 2007-01-18The Last Run
Poetry 2007-01-16the path
Poetry 2007-01-04The Horses
Poetry 2006-12-21This is the Prayer
Poetry 2006-12-20So it becomes you
Poetry 2006-12-13Recipe
Poetry 2006-11-28Oceans
Poetry 2006-11-23Uniforms
Poetry 2006-11-23Good Enough For Now
Poetry 2006-11-04When the Water Came
Poetry 2006-11-03An Instance Of Compassion
Poetry 2006-10-28Plague
Poetry 2006-10-13The Days of Plums and Wrestling
Poetry 2006-10-06Not in the Boat
Poetry 2006-09-21Trouble
Poetry 2006-09-20The Big It
Poetry 2006-09-14Everything Else Was Gorgeous Deep Royal Blue
Poetry 2006-09-10stooped shoulders
Poetry 2006-09-10Seekers
Poetry 2006-09-01Strange Beliefs
Poetry 2006-08-23The Cushion and the Bell
Poetry 2006-07-24Crickets
Poetry 2006-07-18Meatball
Poetry 2006-07-11Granite Creek
Poetry 2006-07-11Hearts Sedated
Poetry 2006-07-06Not a Separate Thing Either
Poetry 2006-06-27The Karma of Sobriety
Poetry 2006-06-24Ryumon Road
Poetry 2006-06-23Koan
Poetry 2006-06-21A Really Bad Joke
Poetry 2006-06-12Tomorrow
Poetry 2006-06-12A Sharp Stick
Poetry 2006-06-01The Last Exit Before Hell
Poetry 2006-05-30The Gut Thought
Poetry 2006-05-24Infestation
Poetry 2006-05-17A Life Perhaps Not Squandered
Poetry 2006-05-15Two Peas
Poetry 2006-05-12When the Shit Ain't Broke
Poetry 2006-05-11I don't do love so well anymore
Poetry 2006-05-04Memories
Poetry 2006-04-26The Stuff That Mixes
Poetry 2006-04-24The Voices of Children
Poetry 2006-04-18Two Block Radius
Poetry 2006-04-17Still Loving You, II
Poetry 2006-04-10The One Who Owns the Deer
Poetry 2006-04-06River Gulls
Poetry 2006-04-06The Ground Rushing Up
Poetry 2006-03-30Black Girls Don't Suck Dick
Poetry 2006-03-26Kathy
Poetry 2006-03-2421 Years
Poetry 2006-03-20Silence
Poetry 2006-03-19There was Nothing
Poetry 2006-03-18Pictures and Poetry
Poetry 2006-03-13The Really Old Bushmills
Poetry 2006-03-13The Buzz It Gave
Poetry 2006-03-13Back When We Were Innocent
Poetry 2006-03-11Lifer
Poetry 2006-03-09What We Take for Real
Poetry 2006-03-05in the dark pit of self pity and loathing
Poetry 2006-03-02In Zen
Poetry 2006-02-14An old friend Shelly
Poetry 2006-02-14Self Importance
Poetry 2006-02-13Monastery II
Poetry 2006-02-11Historically Speaking of Love
Poetry 2006-02-11how sick he was
Poetry 2006-02-07Old Dan
Poetry 2006-02-05Bad Actor
Poetry 2006-02-05The Academic Life
Poetry 2006-02-02The Grinding Down
Poetry 2006-01-31Them New Pills
Poetry 2006-01-30We Thought He Was Dead
Poetry 2006-01-28The Slipping Away
Poetry 2006-01-26Or Rather
Poetry 2006-01-26Beef Tacos
Poetry 2006-01-25Sleepwalkers
Poetry 2006-01-25That Sweet Sweaty Stink
Poetry (Spiritual)2006-01-24This Life
Poetry 2006-01-23I knew her from the bars
Poetry (Personal)2006-01-23Regarding the Nature of My Practice
Poetry (Personal)2006-01-20The Queen of the World
Poetry (Reflective)2006-01-19Dead Brothers
Poetry 2006-01-17Mexico
Poetry 2006-01-17Something about motorcycles
Poetry 2006-01-16Lost Love
Poetry 2006-01-13The Glimpse
Poetry (Abuse)2006-01-13Carcass Bones
Poetry (Philosophical)2006-01-12Red
Poetry (Non-Fiction)2006-01-12Walter
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