Thursday, October 01, 2015

The End & The Beginning



author's note:

“So foul a sky clears not without a storm.”
           -- Shakespeare, King John


THE END & THE BEGINNING

Though I'm so worried
about my own bit of turbulence
I can't quite ignore
this storm we've spawned--

slowly
(and yet too quickly)
building force:

we can sense
the uncertainty of our roots
as our nervous limbs
shake in the rising wind.

I'm not yet wise enough
to give weather advice
but I can offer this hope

based on my own
tempestuous experience:

in the aftermath
we can learn from our destruction
as we work to build a better home.



© 2015, Michael R. Patton
Common Courage: the book

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home