It’s like tossing Frisbees, the Zen Master said,
you grip them
between your thumb and forefinger,
supporting the Frisbee
with three of your other fingers, then
you cock the wrist and sweep it out. The Frisbee
spins and sails. It’s beautiful. The principle
is arcuate vectors and turbulators.
And when it slows down,
if you’ve sailed it a long, long way,
into another’s outstretched hands
just like a koan, don’t you know, transmitted
over a crowd of disciples
and perhaps someone leaps up to catch it
or maybe not, maybe it just falls.
© Dick Allen