I can’t wait
to take my new mala* for a walk.
It’s as impatient as I am
to resonate with the name of God.
Each lotus seed slips through my fingers
like rain through pine needles.
Ah, rain through pine needles
have you heard that japa** too?
*mala: beads used in the repetition Mantras and the Names of God.
**japa: repetition of mantra or the Names of God.