Yumpapi Zenbuti is the literary nom de guerre of our guest poet. His name and image reflect dialectic tension between idealism and reality, meaning and absurdity, speech and silence, drama and comedy. Buddha said that, "the finger points to the moon but the finger is not the moon." When words are substituted for what they symbolize, we miss communicating, as such. When words made flesh testify in living truth, we commune in touch. Yumpapi Zenbuti is a serious joke, because nothing less is worthy and anything more is poop. Yum means tasty and papi means father, as in "Taste and see that the Father is good" (Psalm34:8). Zen means meditation and buti means buttocks, as in"Sit still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). Yumpapi Zenbuti sat, tasted, and tonight he'll point his finger at the moon. You may do likewise and point your moon at his finger. Either way we'll be in touch, more or less.