Friday, December 07, 2012

thundering

What astonished you?

bodies:
fragility and tenacity
finely calibrated and responsive to
peas under mattresses,
tumors under tendons,
emoted atmospherics and
subtle exchanges.

grace:
stealthily slipping through
cracks
in my armor,
growing like moss cover, softening over
all that rocky bitterness and,
yes, professed
hatred, until that dreaded moment
arrives at last.
instead of fight
or even flight
i end up swooning,
consenting,
lamenting,
repenting.
deafened by the clanging void,
filling swiftly with love stronger
and softer
than even that astonishing one
whose place it takes.

and also:
how wide the shallow end, how easy to wander it eternally, how difficult to find the depths, much less venture out to them, how necessary the graded decline from one to the other.

(part of our #Examen2012 daily blogging: http://well-yah.blogspot.com/2012/11/year-end.html)

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