Sunday, February 02, 2014

Inconspicious Giants



author's note:

Just to be clear...

The first two lines refer to a statement from the Book of Genesis.


INCONSPICIOUS GIANTS

Yes, there were giants
in the land in those days...

but don't worry

giants walk amongst us still--!--

however, they're of a different breed
thus, often unrecognizable
to the untrained eye:

they don't bang their chests
or beg to be elected President.

Furthermore,
these towers are governed
by enough humility
not to use the appellation
of "guru" or "priestess".

Some even seem to be weeds
because weeds
are simply plants
for which a purpose
has not yet been discovered.

During the daylight hours
street lamps are taken for granted

but in the long night
the moon and stars will be
too distant to illuminate us
and so, we'll depend upon
the extraordinary light
of these ordinary lamps

then finally perceive the height
of so many hidden giants.


© 2014, Michael R. Patton
searching for the new mythology

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