if there is

by Stephen Addiss

if there is

no conceiving

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 #33, July 2015, page 45.