Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Empty Optimist


The destruction that brings
an eagle from heaven is better
than mercy.
                   --  Robinson Jeffers



THE EMPTY OPTIMIST

Being painfully drained
left me wide open

--yeah, grateful now--

because I've come to see
how the empty vessel
can receive the Spring water.

Those breaks asked me to do
the good work needed
to patch this cup...

loss created
such a powerful desire
to fill back up.


© 2011, Michael R. Patton
dream steps

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