noise at 3am
~ after Dōgen
a long train is nothing like a mountain,
holds it breath.
a mountain is the evidence of time,
not majestic but humble.
a long train passes, makes time stand,
at attention, never quick, fast.
a mountain is not a situation,
a long train arrives.
a long train is the perfection of memory,
a mountain makes no claim, on sound,
on light, exhales.