May 092015
 

                         It is easier to love broadly and generally

                         to see the face of God in every being

                         to keep the details at a distance like when you kind-of

                         half-cross your eyes and everything becomes just

                         A little

                         bit

                         fuzzy.

 

                         The ‘I love you when I see you clearly’

                         is much harder

                         when you notice the stains on his teeth,

                         that crap in the inside corner of his big toe that’s

                         probably been there for years,

                         and

                         the guarding that keeps him always ten to

                         twenty

          steps

back.

 

                         When he is soft around the edges, you can keep him there

                         a little ghost-like and unreal

                         But,

                         the moment you steady your gaze

                         you see him, so

                         so

                         so very

             Far

Behind

                         Your arms stretch out of their own accord –

                         the craving for something real and solid

                         breaks that blaring siren right open

                         like the hungry heart

                         weeping in its desire for communion.

 

                         You crave him

                         like the starving lust after

                         any food placed in front of them.

 

                         Your arms shatter in your searching,

                         body puddling your weeping need

                         tears spill the Earth in surrender until

                         you are yielded back into the soil from which you arose.
 

© 2015, Sabrina Santa Clara

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