An Ancient Sage Returns


His inside hides outside honestly.
He finds it normal to know which
maple other trees face to meditate.
He meets religion. “Quickly hide
inside here,” he is told. An alarm
tells him to reenter unseen caves.

Nathan Whiting is the author of I a Hen Guard Myself By Me a Fox. His work has appeared in Lilliput Review, Yellow Dog, and Clwn Wr. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.