I never wanted a home
nor a Lotus Sutra    
I am not a lotus eater   

a home
is a place

to hang

in etymological

a privilege
that is created

by language

orange heavily
hung my welcome’d neck

my funeral
sewn into scented mala
pollinated bead mantras

un god’d
in which I gallow


Image by ambroo from Pixabay 

Brian L. Jacobs

Brian L. Jacobs resides with his husband in California, has been teaching English thirty years and is working on his PhD. He was the assistant to Poet Allen Ginsberg while earning his MFA. During that time he walked halfway around the world while on a peace pilgrimage. Brian is also a three-time Fulbright Scholar, a NEH grant recipient and renewed poet.