Thursday, June 28, 2012

By Design

“...having come
 the bitter way to better prayer, we have
 the sweetness of ripening.”
      -- Tomas Transtromer (trans. Robert Bly)


Though l marvel
at how a child
can stitch itself up
in order to survive...

to me, adulthood
requires even more courage
from wounded children

because we must awake
and work so hard to break
the binding of
our secure cocoons--

fight so hard to break open
those old wounds.

I'm encouraged
for the whole hamstrung human race
when I see this terrific design
moving jaggedly through so many lives

because the transformation of one
and one...and one...and one

and yet another one

might just evolve us all...

© 2012, Michael R. Patton
searching for the new mythology

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