if there is

      by Stephen Addiss

if there is
                no conceiving
                no judging
                no judging
                no having
                no lacking
                no trying
                no avoiding
                no cause
                no effect
                no rules
                no freedom
                no beginning
                no end
                no something
                no nothing

                —there may be a haiku

and if there is
                nothing known
                nothing unknown
                nothing missing
                nothing extra

                —there may be a haiku


From Bottle Rockets #34, February 2016.