Western paintings,
Converging lines that set
a Point where reality fades to guesses
And Even the simple break of
Color can’t decide the outcome.

Japanese painting lack this
Maybe because they
Can’t see the changes or where
Any points fade or maybe
They don’t concern themselves with Outside the lines.

focusing on the shallow,

translucent tones and
barren cherry limbs hanging over
waters, a single koi circling
reality to a fixed point.